Fish Tank leads Nonstop’s Cannes pick-ups
by Annika Pham
Scandinavian distribution outfit NonStop Sales acquired five feature films during the recent Cannes Film Festival, including Andrea Arnold’s UK drama Fish Tank [+see also:
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Fish Tank will be distributed by NonStop in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The company specialised in quality arthouse films previously picked up the other Jury Prize winner, Park Chan-Wook’s Thirst, sold by CJ Entertainment.
NonStop also picked up Louis Psihoyos' documentary film The Cove, winner of the Audience Award at Sundance. The film sold by The Works features the international dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taji, Japan. It will be released across the five Nordic territories and three Baltic States.
As will Stéphane Brizé’s French film Mademoiselle Chambon, sold in Cannes by Paris-based Rezo Films, and the UK film about hooligans, Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground, sold by Odd Lot. Toby Wilki’s horror film Splinter (US), acquired from Content, will be released in the five Nordic countries.
"NonStop Entertainment has had another successful year at the Cannes Film Festival, with the strong titles we are looking at a great theatrical fall", said company CEO Ignas Scheynius.
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