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by Eric Eidelstein
May 27, 2014 10:32 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Another Cannes Entry, Award-Winning Documentary 'The Salt of the Earth'

Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's "The Salt of the Earth," which won the Special Prize Award for the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. distribution.

Sony Pictures also picked up Cannes entries "Saint Laurent," "Wild Tales," "Jimmy's Hall" and "Leviathan." 

READ MORE: The 2014 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

"The Salt of the Earth" is a tribute to Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who is most known for traveling the world documenting international conflicts. Recently, Salgado has shifted his attention to a subject matter not so grave: photographing some of the beautiful landscapes on our planet. In this documentary, Sebastião's son Juliano, who accompanied his father on his trips, reveals some of the magic behind his photos. 

"Sony Pictures Classics has the legacy of releasing some of the most compelling films of our times," said Juliano, who also served as co-director. "I'm very excited for 'The Salt of the Earth.' It couldn't have found a better home in the US."

 


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