Pathe International has unveiled more than 70 Cannes deals across its UK and French slates, with Gurinder Chadha's Pride & Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical, Danny Boyle's Millions and Patrick Alessandrin's Mean Spirit (Mauvais Esprit) amongst the busiest titles.
Sandrew Metronome took Pride & Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical for Scandinavia, joining buyers such as Miramax, which added Australia and New Zealand to its pre-Cannes purchase of US and Latin American rights, and BIM for Italy. Millions sold in ten territories, including Asmik Ace for Japan and Central Partnership for CIS, while Wondrous Oblivion went to Senator in Germany.
On Pathe's French slate, Mean Spirit went to Central Partnership for CIS and the Baltic states and Keowon for Korea, plus eight other territories including Mexico and Turkey.
Diane Kurys Je Reste, starring Sophie Marceau and Vincent Perez, sold to six territories including Best Hollywood for Hungary and United King for Israel. Kinowelt took Malefique in Germany, while AB Film bought La Beuze for Italy.
Israeli distributor Shani Films and Russia's Central Partnership each took six titles, with Greece's Prooptiki buying five and Hungary's Best Hollywood four.
Pathe's UK head of sales Alison Thompson and its recently-installed head of French sales, Annouchka Lesoeur, said that buyers from CIS, Eastern Europe and the Middle East were particularly aggressive. Germany showed signs of rejuvenation.
Immediately following Cannes, Pathe acquired the Claude Berri-produced San Antonio, which will star Gerard Depardieu and is due to start principal photography this month.