Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Hits le Havre, Habemus Papam Find US Homes

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Hits le Havre, Habemus Papam Find US Homes

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Janus Films has acquired North American rights to Aki Kaurismaki's Le Havre while Sundance Selects has taken the US on Nanni Moretti's Habemus Papam.

Kaurismaki's warm portrait of the eponymous French harbor town stars newcomer Blondin Miguel, Andre Wilms and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. It will open in the autumn.

"We are thrilled that Aki Kaurismaki has entrusted us with this jewel of a film," Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection and a partner in Janus Films, said. "It is one of those rare movie experiences so filled with hope, love, compassion, and humour that it will leave audiences glowing."

Le Havre is the second theatrical collaboration between Janus Films and sales company The Match Factory following Revanche. Films We Like will handle distribution for Canada. …

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