Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights (outside of Germany, France and Hungary) to Bela Tarr's Cannes '07 competition entry "The Man From London" in a deal with TT Filmmuhely, 13 Production, Black Forest Films GmbH, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduction and Cinema Soleil. The film, Tarr's first feature in seven years, is described as "the story of Maloin, a man whose life is unexpectedly changed forever when he witnesses a murder." It stars Tilda Swinton, Miroslav Krobot, Janos Derzsi, Miklos Jancso, Erika Bok, Agi Szirtes, and Istvan Lenart.
"As one of the most visionary directors in the world, we have been following the works of Bela Tarr for a long time," said Fortissimo's Wouter Barendrecht, in a statement. "With 'The Man From London', we are very proud to be bringing to the world this long-awaited masterwork." [Eugene Hernandez]