Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Sold Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Sold Worldwide

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Wild Bunch has secured a slew of sales on Gaspar Noé's steamy 3D Love, which rocked the Cannes Film Festival's Palais du Cinema in the early hours of this morning (May 21).

One of the hottest red carpet tickets on the Croisette this week, Noé's take on the intoxicating nature of love premiered in a packed out screening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in a Midnight Screening.

The film stars Karl Glusman as Murphy, a young American reminiscing over an intense affair he had in Paris with Electra, played by Aomi Muyock, whose suggestion they try out a threesome with Omi (Klara Kristin) ultimately unravelled their relationship.

Its sexually explicit content, which might pose a problem in a handful of territories such as the US, does not appeared to have deterred buyers, although whether they opt for the X-rated version of the artwork remains to be seen.

Paris-based Wild Bunch has sold the film to Benelux (Cinéart), Switzerland (Praesens-Film), Germany (Alamode), Poland (Gutek), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Films), Hungary (Vertigo), ex-Yugoslavia (Continental), Czech Republic (Aero Films), Romania (Independenta Films), Baltics (Kino Soprus) and Greece (Hollywood)

As previously announced, it has also been picked up by Curzon Artificial Eye for the UK and Wild Bunch Distribution is set to release the film in France this July. …

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