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The Orchard Nabs U.S. Rights to Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The Orchard has acquired U.S. right to Robin Campillo’s AIDS-activist drama “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” one of the best-received films in this year’s official competition at Cannes.

This marks the third the deal for the company out of Cannes this year. The indie label also picked up “Kings” with Daniel Craig and Halle Berry, and “Under the Eiffel Tower.”

Sold in international markets by Films Distribution, “BPM,” also known as “120 Beats Per Minute” in some circles, is a group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early 1990s. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, co-founder of Films Distribution, predicted that “BPM” was powerful enough to break out of the LGBT niche and reach broader audiences.

“BPM” marks Campillo’s first film to play at Cannes. The buzz on the Croisette is that the film could scoop up a prize. The film has earned strong reviews, and seems to have a good shot at capturing the festival’s Palme d’Or, its highest honor. Variety‘s Guy Lodge said the movie “melds the personal, the political, and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.”

The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo on behalf of The Orchard with Brigaud-Robert representing Films Distribution. The indie distributor plans to release the movie later this year.

The film was just acquired for Italy (Teodora), Spain (Avalon), Turkey (Bir Films), Sweden (Folket Bio), Denmark (Camera), Switzerland (Agora), Portugal (Midas), Hungary (Vertigo), Benelux (Cineart), Israel (Lev), Hong Kong (Edko),Taiwan (Filmware) and Mexico (Canibal). Earlier in the festival, the film was also picked up by Curzon for U.K. distribution.

It’s Films Distribution’s third U.S. deal on its Cannes sales titles. The company also sold “Let the Sunshine In” to IFC and “L’Amant Double” to Cohen Media.

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