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On A Spree, Italy’s Good Films Picks Up ‘The Prophet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Emerging Italian distribution shingle Good Films, on a shopping spree in Cannes, is the first announced buyer for Salma Hayek-produced animated feature “The Prophet,” for which it has taken Italian rights from Wild Bunch.

The buzz pic, which is based on the bestselling book of 26 prose poems by Lebanese writer and painter Kahlil Gibran, is made up of nine vignettes, each by a different director. “Prophet” is aimed at both children and adult audiences. It screened for buyers as a work-in-progress last Saturday.

From Lotus Entertainment, Good Films have acquired Italian rights to Stephen Gaghan’s thriller “Candy Store,” starring Robert De Niro, Keira Knightley and Omar Sy, about an undercover agent who begins a new life as beat cop in Brooklyn.

Additionally, Good Films in Cannes have taken Italy on Palme d’Or-winning “Blue Is The Warmest Color”-helmer Abdellatif Kechiche’s next pic titled “The Real Wound,” reportedly about a teenage boy trying to lose his virginity in Tunisia, from Wild Bunch. “Wound” will start shooting in August.

Also from Wild Bunch, the growing Italo distribbery — now at its third year in activity — has snapped up Gabe Polsky’s documentary “Red Army,” about Russian hockey during the cold war. It is unspooling as a special screening at Cannes.

Founded by business partners Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Ginevra Elkann, Good Films is the Italian distributor of Asia Argento’s “Misunderstood,” which will soon screen in Un Certain Regard at the fest, and also of “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Don Jon,” and “Nymphomaniac,” among other titles.

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