Pic heads to Mexico, India, China
Paris-based sales agent Roissy Films has licensed Claude Lelouch’s “Roman de gare” to Nueva Era Films in Mexico, Champs Lis in China and Alliance in India.Deals add to the 20-plus territories already sold on the suspense-romancer, including the U.S., where Samuel Goldwyn releases the pic on April 25. Toplining Fanny Ardant as a jet-setting authoress and Dominique Pinon as a possible serial killer, “Gare” has been taken as a return to signature form for Lelouch. Pic will be presented this weekend at the New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Roissy also has sold Amos Gitai’s “One Day You’ll Understand” to Canada’s Seville Pictures. Pic is based on the novel of the same title by Jerome Clement, president of TV channel Arte France, written in memory of his parents, who were murdered at Auschwitz. “One Day” also has several offers of interest from the U.S., said Roissy’s Yohann Comte. Paris-based sales company has continued select pre-sales on “Seraphine,” licensing it to Cineart for Benelux and Filmtrade in Greece. Starring Ulrich Tukur (“The Lives of Others”) and Yolande Moreau (“The Last Mistress”), “Seraphine” is the biopic of unconventional French post-modernist painter Seraphine de Senlis. Deal joins sales to Seville Pictures in Canada, Spain’s Golem and Joint Entertainment in Taiwan (twinned with “Caramel”), based on a promo-reel showcased at Berlin’s European Film Market. With “Seraphine” ready for delivery in May, Roissy is holding back on many territory sales, Comte said.