Tartan USA has acquired allUS rights to The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de Pages) from Films Distribution.
The film, which premiered inUn Certain Regard, is a psychological thriller, written and directed by DenisDercourt and starring Catherine Frot and The Child star Deborah Francois.
Didar Domehri of FilmsDistribution negotiated the deal with Tartan USA acquisitions consultantMarie-Therese Guirgis.
Guirgis said: 'ThePage Turner is an expertly craftedand vastly entertaining psychological thriller in the tradition of the best ofClaude Chabrol. It's exactly the kind of French film that works well withAmerican audiences. Tartan USA is thrilled to be working onit.'
Domehri added: 'Weare very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Tartan Films. It's the fist time we have worked with Tartan USA, but we have worked withMarie-Therese Guirgis in the past and feel that this is the perfect match.'
In other Tartan news, TartanVideo has acquired the UK DVD rights to a number of Pier Paolo Pasolini'sclassics from the 1960s. The titles are Accatone, Rogopag, The GospelAccording To St Matthew, Comizi D'Amore, Oedipus Rex, Hawks And Sparrows, and Pigsty.
Tartan will restore thefilms and create new High Definition masters.
The deal was negotiated byJane Giles for Tartan Video and Stefano Libassi for Movie Time.