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by Dana Harris
May 22, 2013 5:59 AM
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Strand Buys Sexy Un Certain Regard Hit 'Stranger By the Lake'

"Stranger By The Lake"

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Alain Guiraudie’s "Stranger By the Lake," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. 

Written and directed by Guiraudie, this sexy, and explicit drama has been one of the festival's buzz titles. Set against the backdrop of a beach where men cruise for sex, young Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps) finds himself attracted to Michel (Christophe Paou), who may be a killer. 

Jon Gerrans from Strand negotitated the deal with Films du Losange’s head of sales, Agathe Valentin.

“We’re thrilled to be able to work with Mr. Guiraudie’s acclaimed film, which has garnered a lot of positive reaction with audiences at the official screenings," said Gerrans. "It’s a true and original hyrbrid.”

Strand Releasing is currently releasing the Ulrich Seidl "Paradise" Trilogy as well as last year’s Cannes entries, Sergei Loznitsa’s "In the Fog," Carlos Reygadas’ "Post Tenabras Lux" and Aprichatpong Weerasethakul’s "Mekong Hotel." 

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