In the run-up to Cannes, UK distributorArtificial Eye has taken UK rights to Aki Kaurismaki's Lights In The Dusk (Laitakaupungin Valot).
The film,strongly tipped for a Cannes competition berth, is the third part ofKaurismaki's trilogy that started with Drifting Clouds(1996) and continued with The Man Without A Past (2002.) Thetheme of Lights In The Dusk is loneliness.
The newacquisition comes as Artificial Eye basks in one of its biggest successes ofrecent years, Michael Haneke's Hidden (Cache), whichhas now taken $2.35m (£1.35m) at the UK box-office. The company is also currently handling last year'sPalme d'Or winner The Child (L'Enfant)which has grossed $176,487 (£101,360) after five weekends.
Sales for Lights In TheDusk are handled by The Finnish FilmFoundation.