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More Deals Mark Cannes Fest: "Control" and "Paranoid Park"

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 26, 2007 at 10:26AM

Another pair of Festival de Cannes films are finding distribution in the United States. The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights to Anton Corbijn's "Control," according The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which opened the 2007 Directors' Fortnight section, also won a trio of awards on the sidebar's closing night. Meanwhile, Gus Van Sant's Cannes competition entry, "Paranoid Park," is closing in on a U.S. deal with IFC Entertainment. Despite word of a sealed deal, IFC reiterated yesterday that a deal is not yet finalized.
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Another pair of Festival de Cannes films are finding distribution in the United States. The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights to Anton Corbijn's "Control," according The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which opened the 2007 Directors' Fortnight section, also won a trio of awards on the sidebar's closing night. Meanwhile, Gus Van Sant's Cannes competition entry, "Paranoid Park," is closing in on a U.S. deal with IFC Entertainment. Despite word of a sealed deal, IFC reiterated yesterday that a deal is not yet finalized.

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