It’s a fall festival circus as Venice continues and Telluride kicks off tomorrow, and buyers are hitting the market ahead of world premieres, as well as catching up on films that didn’t find homes in the spring.
IFC Films has scooped Wim Wenders’ “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” the German director’s English-language 2015 Berlinale premiere starring James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Following a North American premiere in Toronto’s Masters section, the film will be released on December 4, 2015, though mixed reviews don’t portend much awards cache. In Toronto, IFC is also repping Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years” (December 23), Palme d’Or winner “Dheepan” (early 2016), Romania’s Oscar snub “The Treasure” (early 2016) and more.
Today in a partnership with HBO Documentary Films, Abramorama grabbed Laurie Anderson’s heart-tugging Telluride world premiere “Heart of a Dog,” also a Venice competition premiere, for North American release beginning October 21. HBO will air the film—which will also play Toronto and New York this year—in 2016.
Abramorama and FilmBuff are also partnering on a campaign to release Avi Lewis’ climate change documentary “This Changes Everything,” snatched up ahead of its Toronto world premiere this month.
Meanwhile, Cohen Media Group has just bought French director Xavier Giannoli’s Venice premiere “Marguerite” about a wannabe opera singer with a terrible voice. Anticipating spring release, it’s also playing Telluride this year.
Updates to come.