Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Competition Title 'Redoubtable' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Competition Title 'Redoubtable' Gets UK Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Michel Hazanavicius's Jean-Luc Godard biopic to UK.

Michel Hazanavicius's Redoubtable, which premiered In Competition at Cannes Film Festival this week, has been picked up for UK distribution by Thunderbird Releasing.

The deal was negotiated by Kevin Chan, acquisitions manager at Thunderbird Releasing, and Emilie Serres of sales agent Wild Bunch.

The Jean-Luc Godard biopic stars Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin. It tells the story of revered French New Wave director Godard's relationship with his wife Anne Wiazemsky.

Screen's Cannes review of the film cited it as a "dazzlingly executed, hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage" as well as a "poignant story of a dysfunctional marriage and an insightful recreation of a critical and contradiction-ridden period of modern French history".

Chan commented: "Michel Hazanavicius turns the story of Jean-Luc Godard into a playful and honest film about politics, creativity and love, with extraordinary performances from Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin. …

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