Varda self-portrait premiered at Venice
Gallic sales shingle Roissy Films has inked a U.S. deal for its arthouse docu “The Beaches d’Agnes,” a self-portrait by 80-year-old French auteur Agnes Varda.New York-based distrib the Cinema Guild, topped by Philip and Mary-Ann Hobel, has nabbed all rights to “Agnes” and will release it theatrically in 20 key markets in the spring. Other English-language territory rights for the pic, which bowed at the Venice Film Festival and then screened at Toronto, have gone to Canada’s Seville Pictures and U.K.’s Artificial Eye. In continental Europe, the pic has been acquired by Portugal’s Atalanta, Sweden’s Folkets Bio, Benelux’s Cineart and Austria’s Stadtkino. In Asia, it has gone to Japan’s Zazie Films.