Wide Management clinches deals on a slew of films
Gallic documentary “Two in the Wave” has been acquired by the U.K.’s New Wave Films and Canada’s FunFilm Distribution.Handled by Paris-based sales outfit Wide Management, Emmanuel Laurent’s docu screened in last year’s Cannes Classics section. The documentary has already been picked up by France’s Les Films du Paradoxe, Japan’s Cetera Intl. and Brazil’s Imovision. Also repped by Loic Magneron’s company, Finnish helmer Mika Kaurismaki’s offbeat comedy “House of Branching Love,” which screened at Toronto, was acquired by Canada’s Union Pictures. Wide’s two Latin American gay-themed dramas, Enrique Buchichio’s “El cuarto de Leo ” and Jose Campusano’s “Vil romance,” were nabbed by U.K.’s TLA Releasing. International sales topper Anais Clanet said TLA is planning a spring theatrical release. In Berlin, Wide Management will show a 60-minute rough cut of Laure Charpentier’s “Gigola.” Set in the Parisian red-light district, the film is based on Charpentier’s erotic novel. Lou Doillon, Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes and Marisa Berenson topline. Recently acquired by South Korea’s World Cinema, the film is a co-production between Gaul’s Marie Emilie Prods., Belgium’s MG Films and Spain’s Mate Cantero. Wide’s latest acquisitions include Polish helmer’s Jacek Borcuch’s “All That I Love,” which screened at Sundance and Rotterdam, and Brazilian director Aluizio Abranches’ coming-of-age drama “From Beginning to End.”
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