Metrodome ramps up French slate
Leading arthouse distributor Metrodome has picked up UK and Ireland rights for French films Anything for Her [+see also:
film profile] by Fred Cavaye and Leaving by Catherini Corsini. Metrodome CEO Peter Urie, General Manager Distribution Sara Frain and Head of Acquisitions James Brown brokered the deal with Elle Driver for the former title and Pyramide International for the latter.
Frain said, “With the right foreign-language title the UK cinema audience turns out in force. These two additions to our 2009 slate continue Metrodome’s commitment to quality French cinema.”
Metrodome is enjoying something of a French cinema season with the company having already acquired Safy Nebbou’s Mark of an Angel [+see also:
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film profile] (see news).
Frain said, “Séraphine is French filmmaking at its best. Yolande Moreau’s central performance is sure to touch the hearts of the UK public and help to bring her work back into the country’s consciousness. We are delighted to be working with Roissy and partnering once again with Rialto, who are an outstanding partner in Australia.”
Roissy’s Yohann Comte said, “Metrodome has been tracking the project since the very beginning and their enthusiasm after the screening confirmed to us that they were the perfect distributor for the film. We are delighted to work with an ambitious and passionate distributor who has the means to turn a high-profile arthouse film like Séraphine into a commercial success.”
Rialto’s Kelly Rogers said, “We’re thrilled to be involved working with Metrodome and Roissy on this superb film with a heart of gold, harking back to the days when arthouse meant sunshine and roses with a good tug at the heartstrings!”
Metrodome will begin releasing the films from summer 2009.
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