Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes TheBarley came away from Cannes with the Palme d'Orand a slew of sales for Pathe Pictures International.Pathe sold rights to Cinequanon for Japan, Triangel Film for Sweden, Shani Films for Israel, Dongsoong Art Center for South Korea, Best Film for Poland, Ster-Kinekor for South Africa, Bir Film for Turkey and Gateno Films for Peru.
The sales company noted that there are several offers on the table for North America and a deal isimminent. Thestory of Irish republican struggle against British rule in the 1920s stars CillianMurphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham and Orla Fitgerald.
Pathe also booked a number of sales for PaulSchrader's The Walker, starring Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomasand Lauren Bacall. That project went to Prooptiki for Greece andex-Yugoslavia, Paradise for CIS, Tiglonfor Turkey, Ster-Kinekor for South Africa, Best Film for Poland, Lusomundo for Portugal, Front Row forthe Middle East and Fuworks for Indonesia.
For Stephen Frears' The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Pathe's Cannes deals include Telemunchen for Germany and Austria, Golden SceneHong Kong, Festival Films for Singapore, PMG for Thailand, Fuworks for Indonesia and Myndform for Iceland.
Tom Shankland's WAZ, starring StellanSkarsgard, Melissa George, Selma Blair and AshleyWalters, sold to Front Row for the Middle East,Lusomundo for Portugal, Best Film for Poland, Applause for Taiwan, Tiglon for Turkey, Golden Village for Singapore and Fuworks for Indonesia.
Jim Hickey'sfeature debut Dirty Sanchez, which showed its first footage during theCannes Market, sold to Hopscotch for Australia and New Zealand, NobleEntertainment for Scandinavia and SPI for Hungary. Offers for North America are currently on the table.
In other Pathe deals, Tiglonbought Turkish rights to American Gun,Mrs Henderson Presents and Breakfast on Pluto (the latter also wentto Dawoori for South Korea). Jean-Baptiste Andrea's Big Nothing went to PMG for Thailand.