Berlin: Aussie Shingle Rialto Buys Three Titles

Australian company picks up ‘Love,’ ‘Venus’ ‘Happy’ rights

Australia’s Rialto Distribution made a trio of acquisitions on the eve of the European market.

It grabbed Australasian distribution rights to Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange,” the Roman Polanski-directed “Venus in Fur” and Michel Gondry’s “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?”

“Strange” which premiered last month in Sundance, stars Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as a gay couple, who finally get married, but are then forced to live apart. The picture was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for North America, Germany and Scandinavia.

“After the critical acclaim it received at Sundance, ahead of our theatrical release here in Australia and New Zealand, we are thrilled to be bringing local audiences another high-quality film,” said Rialto’s CEO Kelly Rogers.

The film is represented in multiple territories by Fortissimo.

“Venus in Fur,” based on the stage production, is repped by Lionsgate. “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?,” is Gondry’s documentary featuring a series of interviews with linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky.

Rialto plans to give theatrical releases to all three pictures in Australia and New Zealand through 2014.

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