EXCLUSIVE: Drama reunites Kristin Scott Thomas with director Philippe Claudel.

Before the Winter Chill

Metrodome has taken UK rights to Telluride drama Before the Winter Chill (Avant l’hiver) which reunites Kristin Scott Thomas with I’ve Loved You So Long director Philippe Claudel.

Daniel Auteuil, Richard Berry and Leila Bekhti star alongside Scott Thomas in the French drama about a man in the autumn of his life, torn between a loving wife and his dangerous attraction for a troubled, mysterious young woman.

The deal was negotiated by Gregory Chambet for TF1 International and Metrodome’s head of acquisitions Giles Edwards for a 2014 release.

Producers are Yves Marmion and Romain Rojtman of Les Films du 24.

Claudel’s acclaimed 2008 debut I’ve Loved You So Long took £1.2m ($1.8m) in the UK and scored the Best Foreign Language Film BAFTA, a Cesar for Best First Film and two Golden Globe nominations.

Upcoming Metrodome releases include David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche and Lukas Moodysson’s well-received We Are The Best!.