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Strand Takes US Rights to Andre Techine’s “Unforgivable”

Strand Buys “Unforgivable”

U.S. rights to Andre Téchiné‘s latest, “Unforgivable” have been acquired by Strand Releasing from TF1 International. Strand said Monday that the film, which debuted in the Directors Fortnight in Cannes earlier this year, will have a Spring 2012 release.

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Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Andre Techine’s lastest film UNFORGIVABLE from TF1 International. An intricate tale of the complex relationships and history between friends, lovers and family stars Carole Bouquet and Andre Dussollier as a couple whose lives unwind against the romantic backdrop of Italy.

The deal was done between Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing and Gregory Chambet of TF1 International.

The film had its world premiere at this past Cannes Film Festival where it screened in Director’s Fortnight.

This is the fourth film from Mr. Techine that Strand Releasing has handled, previous efforts include the highly acclaimed classic WILD REEDS, the ensemble drama THE WITNESSES and most recently the Catherine Deneuve/Michel Piccoli starrer THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Techine again, WILD REEDS was one of the films that helped establish our company,” said both Marcus Hu and Gerrans of Strand Releasing.

Strand plans for a spring 2012 release.

‘We are very happy to work again with Strand Releasing who has been the American distributor of most of Andre Techine’s films. UNFORGIVABLE has been hailed as one of his best, and we are proud that Strand will bring it to US audiences.’ says TF1 International sales department.

UNFORGIVABLE was produced by Said Ben Said and the screenplay was written by Techine and Mehdi Ben Attia which was adapted from the French novel by Philippe Djian.

TF1 International is the worldwide distribution arm of TF1 Group; one of the leading French media group; co-investing projects in partnership with UGC. Years after years, TF1 International has developed close partnerships in all areas of the TV and cinema industry, giving the world sales activity a privileged position on the international market place. TF1 International has enjoyed success with La Vie en Rose starring Marion Cotillard, the Oscar(R) winning actress.  Exciting new projects as Now is good starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine, Claude Miller’s Therese Desqueyroux with Audrey Tautou and Drift, Sam Worthington’s surf film and Sarah Polley’s Take this waltz will share headlines of 2012 line up. www.tf1international.com

Strand Releasing is based in Culver City and run by Gerrans and Hu.  This year’s slate includes Paddy Considine’s TYRANNOSAUR, Philippe LeGuay’s THE WOMEN ON THE 6th FLOOR, Tom Tykwer’s 3 and Greek Oscar Entry, ATTENBERG by Athina Rachel Tsangari.

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