Magazine article Screen International

Scanbox Adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

Magazine article Screen International

Scanbox Adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

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Scandinavian distributor Scanbox has acquired several new hot Cannes titles: Paolo Virzì's Like Crazy [pictured] from BAC Films, Mohamed Diab's Clash from Pyramide, and Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake from Wild Bunch.

At Cannes 2016, Scanbox has set a new personal best with its number of titles in the festival - it boasts Scandinavian rights to Woody Allen's Café Society, Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End of the World, Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman, Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic and David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water.

"It marks our 12th movie with Woody Allen and our fifth with Refn. We have strong relationships with talent," said Scanbox chairman Joni Sighvatsson. "We do anything from a small film like Clash to a big film like The Hateful Eight, we're talent driven."

Scanbox releases about 25 films per year theatrically, rising to 50 including home entertainment releases.

The company is also beefing up its local productions, aiming to work with seven to 10 per year, Scanbox head of production Thor Sigurjonsson told Screen. …

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