Pathe hugs Almodovar’s ‘Embraces’

U.K., French, Belgian, Swiss rights nabbed

PARIS — Pathe Distribution has picked up rights to Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces” in the U.K., France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Cineart has taken Dutch rights.

Pathe has distribbed all of Almodovar’s pics since “All About My Mother,” including “Talk to Her,” “Bad Education” and “Volver.”

“The deal was effortless,” said Damien Golla, Pathe’s director of trade and theater marketing department. “We have a great relationship with Almodovar and we trust him completely.”

“Broken Embraces,” which stars “Volver” thesp Penelope Cruz, will be released next spring.

Shot in the style of an American film noir, pic shot in Madrid and the Canary Islands and is now in post.

Pic was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for North America.

Pedro Almodovar’s shingle, El Deseo, co-owned by his brother Augustin Almodovar, has retained Spanish rights.

Other territories are being sold by Focus Features International.

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