Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Wraps Cannes Sales on 'Lucky', 'Permanent'

Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Wraps Cannes Sales on 'Lucky', 'Permanent'

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EXCLUSIVE: Buyers respond to comedic titles.

Magnolia Pictures International returns from the Croisette having enjoyed a roaring trade on comedic drama Lucky starring Harry Dean Stanton (pictured) and coming-of-age tale Permanent.

John Caroll Lynch's directorial debut Lucky premiered at SXSW and centres on a 90-year-old atheist's unexpected journey towards enlightenment. David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr, and Tom Skerritt also star.

Deals closed in the UK (The Works), France (KMBO), Benelux (De Filmfreak), Italy (Wanted Cinema), Scandinavia (Njutafilms), the Middle East (Front Row), Spain (Avalon), Portugal (Alambique), Turkey (Filmarti), and China (Beijing Hugoeast Media).

Sales are understood to be imminent in Eastern Europe, Japan and several other territories. …

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