Palm Pictures Adds "demonlover" to 2003 Release Slate
by Eugene Hernandez
Palm Pictures has announced the acquisition of another notable foreign language film. Yesterday, the company announced a deal for U.S. and Caribbean rights to Olivier Assayas' "demonlover." The film, which stars Connie Nielsen, Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon, and Charles Berling, features music by Sonic Youth. It debuted at Cannes last year and will be in theaters this fall, followed by a DVD release next year.
Assayas' "demonlover," which will screen next month at the New York's Rendezvous with French Cinema, was recently showcased at Lincoln Center as part of the annual Film Comment Selects series. "On the surface," according to a Palm announcement, "The film follows Diane, a corporate mole who in trying to undermine a deal between two multinational conglomerates uncovers a link between one of the companies and an interactive torture Web site known as 'The Hellfire Club.'" The deal was negotiated by Palm Pictures' head of acquisitions and production David Koh and head of distribution Ryan Werner.
Other upcoming Palm releases include Dagur Kari's "Noi Albinoi," Claude Berri's "The Housekeeper," Baltasar Kormakur's "The Sea," Matthew Barney's "Cremaster Cycle," Oxide Pang and Danny Pang's "The Eye," Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai's "Fulltime Killer," and Stephen Norrington's "The Last Minute."
[DISCLOSURE: indieWIRE Managing Member and Co-Founder Karol Marktesko-Fenster is part of the management team of Palm Pictures.]