Munich-based distributor Alamode Film has picked up Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour for Germany.

Alamode’s Fabien Arseguel pointed out that the deal on Abdellatif’s Keciche’s three-hour drama had been concluded before the awards ceremony on Sunday evening.

Apart from the previously announced acquisition of the award-winning Stranger By The Lake, Alamode also signed a deal for the Quebecois film-maker Louise Archambault’s second feature Gabrielle with eOne Entertainment.

The micro_scope production, which previously handled Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, wrapped shooting in Canada yesterday [May 28].

Constantin adds two

Constantin Film added another two new acquisitions to its previously two announced deals in Cannes (Step Up 5 and Bone Tomahawk):

  • Andrew Niccol’s Untitled Drones Project, starring Chris Pine as a fighter pilot turned drone pilot fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan by remote control from the Nevada desert, from Voltage Pictures;

  • Daniel Schechter’s directorial debut, Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, a gangster comedy starring Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston, and Isla Fisher.

On the sales front, Berlin-based distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien has sold Stephan Lacant’s Free Fall (Freier Fall) to seven territories: USA (Wolfe), France (KMBO), UK (Peccadillo), The Netherlands (Cinemien), Poland (Tongariro), Switzerland (Xenix) and Denmark (Reel Pictures).

The gay love story between two policemen opened this year’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar at the Berlinale and was released by Salzgeber in German cinemas on May 23.