Magazine article Screen International

Haut et Court Boards Ellis' Sundance-Bound Metro Manila

Magazine article Screen International

Haut et Court Boards Ellis' Sundance-Bound Metro Manila

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EXCLUSIVE: Haut et Court has taken French rights from Independent ahead of the thriller's Sundance premiere.

Haut et Court has taken French rights to Sean Ellis' Sundance-bound thriller Metro Manila from Independent.

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Metro Manila

The Phillippines-set film tells the story of an impoverished country man who is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous web of crime when he moves to the big city.

Metro Manila gets its world premiere at Sundance in the World Dramatic Competition and will be released in France in May 2013.

The deal was negotiated by Independent's Andrew Orr and Carole Scotta from Haut et Court.

Ellis co-wrote Metro Manila with Frank E. Flowers. Producers are Ellis and Mathilde Charpentier through Chocolate Frog Films. …

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