Euro distribs grab ‘Hands Up’

Teodora, L'Elysee, Frenetic buy film

PARIS — Gallic arthouse shingle Les Films du Losange has made a raft of sales across Europe on Romain Goupil’s dramedy “Hands Up.”

Following up on a Cannes market screening attended by 400 kids, “Hands Up” was nabbed by Italy’s Teodora Films Distribution, Belgium’s Les Films de L’Elysee, Switzerland’s Frenetic Films and Sweden’s Folkets Bio.

Les Films du Losange will handled the pic’s June 9 French bow.

Produced by Les Films du Losange’s Margaret Menegoz (“The White Ribbon”), pic is a friendship tale centering on a Chechen woman who reminisces about her youth and school years in Paris.

Agathe Valentin, the head of sales at Les Films du Losange, said she’s in negotiations with buyers from Spain and Canada.

Meanwhile, the Paris-based outfit has sold Otar Iosseliani’s drama “Chantrapas” to Portugal’s Atalanta Filmes and is in negotiations with buyers from Japan, Argentina and Spain.

Pic follows an artist who flees an oppressive government in Georgia to come to live in Paris, hoping for a better life.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety