Plus: Santa Barbara festival heads unveil winners

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Film Movement has acquired US rights from Studiocanal to Maïwenn’s French drama My King, which has been nominated for eight César Awards and won the best actress prize in Cannes last year for Emmanuelle Bercot.

The film will receive its US premiere at Rendez-vous With French Cinema in New York on March 9. Bercot plays a rehabilitating woman who looks back on a turbulent relationship. Vincent Cassel also stars.

  • Gerd Schneider’s The Culpable won the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival audience award on Saturday. Johannes Kuhnke and Neil Konigsberg chose Ville-Marie as the recipient of the Best International Film Award. For the full list of winners click here.