Andrea Arnold's Red Road, one of the buzz titles in the Cannes competition,has closed multiple deals following its premiere earlier this week, with Spain,France and a host of other smaller territories already gone. The film is alsoattracting strong interest from the US.
The version of Red Road on Copenhagen-based that screened last weekend was"a work in progress." Arnold is expected to refine the film furtherand possibly even to shorten it before its final delivery.
"She (Arnold) will goback and look at it. We are extremely confident in her. We're sure that shewill do what is best for her film," commented Annakarin Wolfsberg, CEO ofTrust Film Sales.
Red Road is the first part of a trilogy of films in "TheAdvance Party," a low-budget project conceived by Danish director Lars VonTrier that will feature the same characters. (Still to come are MikkelNorgaard's The Old Firm and MoragMckinnon's Worms.) Arnold and hernewcomer cast are being tipped for awards here in Cannes.
Von Trier himself may havedecided to by-pass Cannes this year (his new Danish-language film The BossOf It All will premiere at theCopenhagen Film festival), but the Danes are still making a stir on theCroisettte. Trust has also been doing brisk business on the other titles on itsslate, Princess (in DirectorsFortnight) and Susanne Bier's After The Wedding.
"Some years ago, atMifed, Miramax closed their booth early and put a big sign 'Sold Out.' Sincethen, that has been our mission. I think we can go home with a sold outsign," quipped Wolfsberg.
Trust deals for Princess:
Art Free, Greece
Art Mood, Spain
Tartan, USA & Canadaand UK &Ireland
Trust deals for Red Road:
A Film, Benelux
First Production, Former Yugoslavia
California Films, Brazil