Sweden's NonStop Entertainment had a busy time in Cannes acquiring the Palme d'Or winner Elephant by Gus van Sant and a further seven other films.

From Elephant sales house, HBO Films London, it also bought Sundance winner American Splendor. From Pandora, NonStop took John Sayles latest film Casa De Los Babys.

A new deal with Arclight resulted in five new acquisitions; it bought spy thriller A Different Loyalty, starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett; supernatural thriller The Last Sign; romantic comedy Love's Brother, written and directed by Jan Sardi; romantic comedy The Secret Lives Of Dentists; and Bollywood Queen by Jeremy Wooding.