October kisses up to ‘Kill’

CANNES — October Films has picked up North American rights to the Australian road thriller “Kiss or Kill,” written and directed by Bill Bennett.

The pic stars Frances O’Connor and Matt Day, both first seen in “Love and Other Catastrophes” as young lovers on the run from police and criminals after a scam goes wrong.

It’s a hot seller at Cannes for Beyond Films on the back of strong reviews. The film marks a successful return to Australia for Bennett after what was generally regarded as a disappointing U.S. outing with “Two if by Sea.”

He produced the film through his own company with backing from the Australian Film Finance Corp., South Australia Film Corp. and Beyond.

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