Magazine article Screen International

Bac Takes on Sales for Provost's the Invader

Magazine article Screen International

Bac Takes on Sales for Provost's the Invader

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French sales outfit Bac has swooped to take international sales rights on Nicolas Provost's The Invader -- a world premiere in Orrizonti (Horizons) in Venice this week before going on to Toronto.

"We have been tracking the film for some time. We think it will play very well with international arthouse distributors," Mathieu Robinet, Sales & Acquisition executive at Bac, commented in Venice this weekend. Robinet added that Provost was "a talent to follow."

The deal was also confirmed by producer Jacques-Henri Bronckhart of Brussels-based Versus Production. Versus' sister company O'Brother will be handling the Belgian distribution.

While Bac is handling international sales, the French outfit won't be distributing the film in France. Robinet confirmed that he was looking for a French buyer.

The Invader stars Issaka Sawadogo and Stefania Rocca. It was produced by Versus, Prime Time and Swedish outfit Hepp film. …

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