NeoClassics acquires ‘Farewell’

Indie distrib to release French thriller in U.S.

NeoClassics Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to French thriller “L’Affaire Farewell” in a mid-six-figure deal.

Helmed by Christian Carion, the true Cold War spy pic stars Guillaume Canet, Serbian helmer Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara and Willem Dafoe.

Pic bowed at the Telluride film festival and went on to screen at Toronto before opening in France on Sept. 23. French-English-Russian-lingo pic has cumed more than $7 million in France via Pathe.

NeoClassics CEO Irwin Olian and distrib head Frederic Demey negotiated the deal with Pathe Intl.’s Muriel Sauzay and Mike Runagall.

NeoClassics plans a traditional arthouse rollout in May.

Carion and Eric Reynaud adapted the script from Sergei Kostine’s novel “Bonjour, Farewell.” Euros 18 million ($25 million) pic was produced by Christophe Rossignon, Bertrand Faivre and Philip Boeffard.

Carion and Rossignon’s “Merry Christmas” was nommed in 2006 for the foreign-language Oscar.

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