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Sundance Selects loves ‘Someone’

Company acquires U.S. rights to Abbas Kiarostami's romancer

Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S. rights to Abbas Kiarostami’s romance “Like Someone in Love,” following its world premiere in competition at Cannes.

“Someone,” directed and written by Kiarostami (“Certified Copy,” “The Taste of Cherry”), is an MK2 and Eurospace Production. It stars Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno and Ryo Kase.

Producers are Marin Karmitz (MK2) and Kenzo Horikoshi (Eurospace) with Nathanael Karmitz and Charles Gillibert associate producing.

Story centers on an old man and a young woman who meet in Tokyo.

IFC Films/Sundance Selects recently announced that it had acquired Walter Salles’ “On the Road,” which is an MK2 production. The film also screened at Cannes in Competition.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Victoire Thevenin of MK2 on behalf of the filmmakers.

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