Cannes Buyers Flock To Amalric’s Un Certain Regard Player ‘The Blue Room’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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PARIS– French actor-helmer Mathieu Amalric’s “The Blue Room,” one of the highlights of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is set to travel to a flurry of territories.

Produced and sold by Paulo Branco’s Alfama, “The Blue Room” was snatched up by Germany/Austria (Arsenal), Latin America (Telexcel), South Korea (Nouveau Film), Switzerland (Look Now), Belgium/Luxembourg (Les Films de L’Elysee), Portugal (Leopardo), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), Greece (Weird Wave) and Bulgaria (Film Vision). 

An adaptation of a 1964 Georges Simenon mystery, “The Blue Room” stars Amalric, Stephanie Cleau and Lea Drucker. 

The film, which was previously acquired by IFC Films for North American distribution, world-premiered in Un Certain Regard and earned warm reviews with 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Amalric had won a directing prize in 2010 for  the burlesque ensemble comedy “On Tour.”

Alfama’s Cannes slate included Benoit Jacquot’s “The Body Artist,” a drama thriller in French and English which the company is producing.



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