Magazine article Screen International

Violette Sells for Doc & Film

Magazine article Screen International

Violette Sells for Doc & Film

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Doc & Film International has closed multiple deals on Martin Provost's recent Toronto world premiere Violette including a US sale to Adopt Films.

Rights have gone to Mongrel/Metropole in Canada, Golem in Spain, Madman in Australia and New Zealand, Kool Distribution in Germany, Immovision in Brazil, Cineplex in Colombia, Folkets Bio in Sweden and Xenix in Switzerland.

Further deals closed with CDI FILMS in Argentina, Swallow Wings in Taiwan, Filmladen in Austria and Cinema Mondo in Finland.

Diaphana will launch the film in France in November, Big Bang in Belgium and Contact in the Netherlands.

Emmanuelle Devos stars in the eponymous role as the bisexual postwar author Violette Leduc, who was born out of wedlock and raised in poverty and went on to become the world renowned writer of The Bastard.

Violette also stars Sandrine Kiberlain as Simone de Bouvoir, Jacques Bonnaffé as Jean Genet, Olivier Py as Maurice Sachs and Olivier Gourmet as Jacques Guérin. …

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