Other Angle has secured deals for French schoolhouse-set comedy Mélanie Auffret’s Sweet Little Things following its market premiere at the EFM.
The Paris and LA-based international sales and distribution company has sold the film – French title: Les Petites Victoires - to Twelve Oaks Pictures in Spain, NOS Lusomundo in Portugal, Pandora in Brazil, Vertigo in Benelux and Pathé in Switzerland.
The sales follow the crowd-pleasing film’s premiere at France’s comedy film fest the Festival l’Alpe d’Huez where it was awarded with the special jury prize and audience award.
Sweet Little Things stars veteran actor Michel Blanc (Top Dogs, A Good Doctor) as a quick-tempered 60-year-old man in a French village who decides to go to school to finally learn to read and write. Julia Piaton (Serial Bad Weddings, The Speech) plays a busy young teacher tasked with educating him.
Other Angle co-founder and president Olivier Albou called Sweet Little Things ”more than just about an older man going back to school. It’s full of heart and sincerity.”
Lionel Abelanski, India Hair and Marie Bunel also star in the film, the sophomore feature from Auffret following 2018’s Roxane, a modern comedic twist on Cyrano de Bergerac.
Sweet Little Things is produced by Nicolas Duval Assadovsky for Quad Films, who are behind French and global box office sensation The Intouchables and Sophie Barthes’ recent Sundance title The Pod Generation, alongside former Gaumont head of distribution Jerome Hilal’s new company Zinc who will also distribute the film in France on March 1.
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