UK outfit Eureka Entertainment will distribute Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry Guilty Of Romance.
Sion Sono’s erotically charged crime-noir explores the unusual link between three women — a detective, a professor and a desperate housewife.
Eureka picked the film up from Films Boutique. A release date has yet to be set.
As previously announced, Eureka also acquired Un Certain Regard crime drama The Yellow Sea during the festival.
The same distributor is also waiting on the BBFC’s analysis of Tom Six’s sequel The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), which the director claimed would make the controversial first film “look like My Little Pony” in comparison.
Six’s original garnered buzz in part thanks to its shocking premise - the film follows a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically, anus to mouth, to form a human centipede.
Providing it gets the green light from the BBFC, Eureka Entertainment will handle the film’s UK distribution on behalf of Bounty Films. IFC Midnight is distributing in the US.
The story line to the sequel has largely been kept under wraps, but the film was shot in London with an almost entirely British cast and will feature a centipede with 12 people involved.
The tagline for the sequel is “100% medically inaccurate”.