Tartan taps two

Cannes Brief

Tartan Films has acquired North American and U.K. rights to “Princess” and “The Ghost of Mae Nak,” and U.K. rights to Lucas Belvaux’s competition entry “The Right of the Weakest” and Nicolas Philibert’s doc “Back to Normandie.”

“Mae Nak,” based on a Thai folk legend, marks the script and helming debut of Mark Duffield. It is sold by De Warrenne Pictures, which also licensed to CDK for Greece and Cyprus, Nixbu Ent. for Germany, AVo Film for Italy and Tual for Romania.

“Princess,” by Danish director Anders Morgenthaler, screened in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. “Right” and “Back” were bought from French outfit Films Distribution. — Adam Dawtrey and Patrick Frater

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