Nordic major Sandrew Metronome, which had an all new acquisition team in Cannes, grabbed Denys Arcand's double award-winning Les Invasions Barbares along with four other films at the festival.

Sandrew Metronome already holds rights to the animated crowd-pleaser Belleville Rendez-Vous, which screened in the official selection outside competition, as well as Clint Eastwood's competition entry Mystic River through its output deal with Warner Bros.

Other acquisitions at the market included Gurinder Chadha's Pride And Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical, Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education, Spanish comedy Chill Out and the action-thriller Out Of Time starring Denzel Washington.

Sandrew Metronome International's new team consists of Eivor Zimmerman and Stine Helgeland, with Frida Ohrvik as CEO in charge of strategic development and finance.

Sandrew Metronome International is major Sandrew Metronome acquisition- and rights holding company, which annually acquires some 25-30 international features.