Nordic and Baltic distributor NonStop Entertainment has confirmed a slew of acquisitions from Cannes.
The company has acquired Nordic rights from to David Cronenberg’s Competition selection Crimes of the Future, starring Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart, from Rocket Science.
Nonstop has also bought Nordic and Baltic rights to Gina Gammell and Riley Keough’s Camera d’Or winner War Pony, from Protagonist Pictures. The Un Certain Regard title is about two young men growing up in the Pine Ridge Reservation.
NonStop acquired Nordic and Baltic rights to two hot UK titles – Critics’ Week selection Aftersun by Charlotte Wells, sold by Charades; and Directors’ Fortnight title Enys Men by Mark Jenkin, sold by Protagonist.
Beyond the Cannes titles, NonStop has bought Charlotte Regan’s hotly anticipated feature debut Scrapper, sold by Charades. The film is about a 12-year-old girl who reunites with her estranged father. Harris Dickinson, Laura Aikman and Ambreen Razia in the film, which was selected for the BFI and British Council’s pre-Cannes Great 8 showcase.
The company also acquired Nordic rights to Tim Sutton’s fictional biopic Taurus, about a music legend, starring Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, Megan Fox, Maddie Hasson, Scoot McNairy and Ruby Rose. The film, sold by Highland Film Group, played at Berlinale and now screens in Tribeca followed by Karlovy Vary.
And finally, NonStop struck a Nordic and Baltics deal with Bluefinch for the drama musical Please Baby Please. Amanda Kramer’s film stars Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling and Demi Moore and it opened Rotterdam.
Before Cannes, the company had acquired Park Chan-wook’s Competition title Decision To Leave and Mia Hansen-Løve’s Directors’ Fortnight film One Fine Morning.
Jakob Abrahamsson, CEO NonStop Entertainment, said, “It was such a delight to be back at the grand dame of all film festivals and meeting your friends and peers, and entering with two prebuys that turned out to be absolutely stellar (One Fine Morning and Decision To Leave) and on top of that acquiring some of the most talked about films of the whole programme, including Cronenberg’s latest body horror.”