Glasgow-set pic premiered in Cannes competition

Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S rights to Ken Loach’s “The Angels’ Share” following its premiere in competition at Cannes.

Written by Paul Laverty, the film was produced by Rebecca O’Brien (Sixteen Films) and executive produced by Pascal Caucheteux (Why Not Productions) and Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch). The film stars Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins and Roger Allam.

Loach’s comedy follows a Glasgow boy who is given one final chance to stay out of prison. When he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend and hold his newborn son for the first time, he is overwhelmed — and wants to prove to new family that he’s able to get on the straight and narrow.

Sundance Selects/IFC Films acquired Ben Wheatley’s Directors Fortnight entry “Sightseers” on Wednesday.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch on behalf of the filmmakers.

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