Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Unveils Fresh Deals on 'Custody', 'Nico, 1988', 'Outrage Coda' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Unveils Fresh Deals on 'Custody', 'Nico, 1988', 'Outrage Coda' (Exclusive)

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Paris-based company has scored multiple deals on a raft of autumn festival titles.


Celluloid Dreams has unveiled a raft of deals on its award-winning early autumn festival titles including Custody, Nico, 1988, Outrage Coda and Ravens.

The Paris-based company revealed it has sold French director Xavier Legrand’s divorce drama Custody to some 20 territories following its Silver Lion win for best director and best first film at Venice.

It was acquired for Italy (Nomad/Europictures/PFA), Latin America (Impacto), Australia (Palace Films), French-speaking Canada (A-Z Films), Korea (Pancinema), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Singapore (Anticipate Pictures), Taiwan (Spotlight Pictures), Switzerland (Agora Films), Portugal (Midas), Czech Republic (Artcam), ex-Yugoslavia (Demiurg), Hungary (Mozinet) Romania (Independenta), the Baltic (Kino Pavasaris) and Israel (Shoval Film).

Previously announced deals include to France (Haut et Court), UK (Picturehouse), Spain (Golem), Benelux (September Films), Greece (Weird Wave), Poland (Solopan), Turkey (Filmarti) and China (DDDream).

Custody was among five titles on the Celluloid slate premiering at Venice this year alongside Lean On Pete; Nico, 1988, Outrage Coda and Emma. Beyond Venice, the company also represented five films at Toronto, four films in San Sebastian and had seven titles screening at the BFI London Film Festival.

Other Venice deals

In other Venice-related deals, Susanna Nicchiarelli’s biopic Nico, 1988, revolving around the Andy Warhol muse in later life, also scored fresh deals after its best film win in Venice’s Orizzonti section and critical praise for Trine Dyrholm’s performance in the lead role.

The film sold to France (Kinovista), Canada (Films We Like), Brazil (Supo Mugnam) and China (DDDream) in addition to the previously announced acquisitions for the US (Magnolia) and Italy (I Wonder).

Celluloid also announced new sales on Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage Coda - which grossed $10m in its first two weeks on release in Japan by Warner Bros. Japan and Office Kitano - to France (E-Cinema), Italy (One Movie), Spain (Mediatres), the CIS and Baltics (Maywin) and ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery). …

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