Magazine article Screen International

Ostlund's 'The Square' Continues to Rack Up Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Ostlund's 'The Square' Continues to Rack Up Deals

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The Coproduction Office has done a slew of pre-Cannes sales on Ruben Ostlund's Competition title The Square ahead of its world premiere on Saturday.

Latest deals include for Spain (Avalon), Argentina (CDI) and Poland (buyer not yet announced).

Previous deals include for the US (Magnolia), UK (Curzon/Artificial Eye), Germany (Alamode), Sweden (TriArt), France and Benelux (Bac), Denmark/Iceland/Norway/Finland (Scanbox, with Arthaus in Norway and Finnkino in Finland), Switzerland (Xenis), Greece (Feelgood), Portugal (Alambique), baltics (Must Kasi), former Yugoslavia (Demiurg), Hungary (Cirko), Czech and Slovak Republics (Film Europe) and Turkey (Bir Film).

Philippe Bober's The Coproduction Office has been a long-time sales partner for Ostlund's films, starting with Involuntary in 2008, and continuing with Play and Force Majeure.

Bober said: "The Square has been pre-bought mostly by the distributors of Force Majeure on script basis, long before Cannes' selection was made. …

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