Sales agent takes on 'Strangers,' 'Histories'
CANNES — Urban Distribution Intl., the Paris-based sales agent and distributor, has licensed Eva Ionesco’s autobiographical “My Little Princess” to Germany’s X-Verleih, Joint Ent. for Taiwan and Benelux’s ABC Cinemien.Likewise rolling off a Cannes Critics’ Week slot, Pablo Giorgelli’s “Las acacias” has sold to the U.K. and France’s Bodega, which also licensed Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s Un Certain Regard player “Hard Labor” from UDI. Meanwhile, Carlos Cesar Arbalaez’s San Sebastian fest new director winner “The Colors of the Mountain” has closed a pay TV deal for Latin America with LapTV. The sales come as UDI has taken international sales duties on Stephen Bradley’s “Wayfaring Strangers,” with, as expected (Variety, May 12), Cillian Murphy (“Tron”), Neils Arestrup (“A Prophet”), Michael Gambon (the “Harry Potter” saga) and Sylvie Testud as key cast. Urban Distribution itself will distribute in France, with Soda Pics taking U.K. rights. The World War II drama rolls August. It has also just acquired omnibus feature “Histories of Cinema,” co-directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Aki Kaurismaki, Victor Erice, Pedro Costa and Manoel de Oliveira. “Histories” is currently shooting.