Source: Sabrina Lantos, courtesy of Serendipity Point Films

‘The Song Of Names’

The Song Of Names, François Girard’s drama starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, has scored a series of pre-Cannes deals for London-based HanWay Films.

Following the recently announced US deal with Sony Pictures Classics, the same distributor has now picked up a host of further territories including Australia and New Zealand, Latin America, South Africa, Benelux, and Scandinavia.

SPC has also bought Portugal, South Korea, China, Pan Asia Pay TV, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Separately, HanWay has inked further territories on the title: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary (Prorom Media), Poland (Monolith), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Bohemia Motion Pictures), Greece (Odeon), Turkey (Mars Production), Singapore (Shaw), Japan (Kino Films), Middle East (Frontrow), Israel (Forum), Airlines/Ships (Cinesky).

The Song Of Names is a detective story spread over two continents and half a century. The project is based on a novel by classical music scholar Norman Lebrecht, which Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) adapted. Howard Shore composed an original score for the title.

Producers on the film are Robert Lantos, Lyse Lafontaine and Nick Hirschkorn. It is a Serendipity Point Films, Lyla Films and Feel Films production in association with Ingenious Media and Proton Cinema. It is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Bell Media, CBC, CMF and Ontario Creates. 

HanWay handles global sales, excluding Canada where Elevation Pictures will distribute.