Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: New Europe to Sell 'Rams'; French Rights Sold

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: New Europe to Sell 'Rams'; French Rights Sold

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Jan Naszewski's Warsaw-based sales outfit New Europe Film Sales has picked up Grímur Hákonarson's film Rams (Hrútar).

The Icelandic title will be receive its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24), as part of the Un Certain Regard competition.

New Europe has already closed a first deal for the film, selling all French rights for Rams to distributor ARP Sélection.

Rams centres on two brothers from a remote Icelandic farming valley, who haven't spoken in 40 years but reunite to save what's dearest to them – their sheep.

Produced by Grímar Jónsson from Netop Film (Iceland), in coproduction with Jacob Jarek and Ditte Milsted's Profile Pictures (Denmark) and in association with Film Farms (Norway) and Aeroplan Film (Poland), the film has been getting industry attention for some time after successful work in progress screenings in Les Arcs and the Nordic Film Market in Gothenburg. …

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