The Sundance Channel has acquired US television rights to 13 filmsfrom Palm Pictures, including Claude Chabrol's drama The Flower Of Evil, Dagur Kar's acclaimed Icelandicdrama Noi The Albino and Mark Moorman's music documentary Tom Dowd And The Languageof Music.
Thegroup of films includes Palm's entire 2003 slate as well as several titles tobe released in 2004.
Moorman's film will debut on Oct 3 as part of the network'stribute to music and film, Hi Fi Fridays.
The deal was negotiated by Larry Greenberg, director ofacquisitions for Showtime Networks/Sundance Channel, David Koh, Palm Pictures'head of acquisitions and production, and Rand Stoll, senior vice president ofdomestic sales at Lions Gate Entertainment.
"This is a great vote of confidence for us in assembling our slateas we move ahead and increase the volume of our releases," Koh said in astatement.
"From Demonlover to Tom Dowd And The Language Of Music, Palm Pictures has put together anincredibly strong slate of provocative, challenging and appealing films that wethink Sundance Channel audiences will relish," Paola Freccero, SundanceChannel's senior vice president of film programming, added.
The full slate acquired by the Sundance Channel:
Demonlover by Olivier Assayas; Fulltime Killer by Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai; HowTo Draw A Bunny byJohn Walters; Noi The Albino by Dagur Kari; One Giant Leap by Jamie Cato and Duncan Bridgeman; SexAnd Lucia by JulioMedem; Springtime In A Small Town by Tian Zhuangzhuang; Stoked: The Rise And Fall Of Gator by Helen Stickler; The Eye by The Pang Brothers; The FlowerOf Evil by ClaudeChabrol; The Housekeeper by Claude Berri; The Sea by Baltasar Kormakur; and Mark Moormann's Tom DowdAnd The Language Of Music.
Palm Pictures currently has Stoked: The Rise And Fall Of Gator,The Housekeeper, The Eye, and Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle in release.
Upcomingtitles include Demonlover, Flower Of Evil and Cristoffer Boe's acclaimed Danish drama Reconstruction.