Magazine article Screen International

Strand Acquires Isabelle Huppert Drama 'Souvenir'

Magazine article Screen International

Strand Acquires Isabelle Huppert Drama 'Souvenir'

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Distributor plans autumn release following deal with Pathe International.

Strand Releasing has picked up North American rights to Souvenir starring Isabelle Huppert and Kevin Azaïs.

Bavo Defurne directed the film, which concerns a former singer who works in a factory and whose days of glory appear to be behind her.

When a co-worker discovers her talent he persuades her to hit the road for a comeback tour and a budding romance ensues.

Strand distributed Defurne's previous feature North Sea Texas as well as his short films.

The distributor is no stranger to Huppert either, having released Anne Fontaine's My Worst Nightmare, Guillaume Nicloux's Valley Of Love, and Catherine Breillat's Abuse Of Weakness.

Strand plans an autumn release and negotiated the deal with Pathe International. Bonjour Pictures, Frakas Productions, Deal Productions, and Avenue B Productions produced Souvenir.

"This film is making an amazing journey and I think Souvenir comes to the US at the perfect time," Defurne said. …

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