Though considerably more ambitious in scope, Francesco Munzi once again plays with the image of an immigrant community.
Cannes Film Festival
Patience was no doubt required of the Three Wise Men as they made their way toward Bethlehem, and the same will be required of auds who seek out "Birdsong."
Brazilian sales company Elo Co. has expanded its U.S. distribution alliance with L.A. based indie production-distribution house Cinema Libre Studio, while striking a similar pact with Israel's…
U.K. distrib Axiom Films has taken all rights to Wim Wenders' competish entry "Palermo Shooting."
Helmer Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" has sold to Lionsgate in the U.K., Hoyts in Australia and Showgate in Japan.
The idea of Serbian-Bosnian helmer Emir Kusturica making a docu about the legendary Argentine soccer ace Diego Maradona might seem like an odd match.
Jane Birkin and Italo Cannes jury member Sergio Castellitto will topline French auteur Jacques Rivette's next pic.
Handmade Films Intl. has sold big budget European CGI toon "Planet 51" to TF1 for France and Moviemax Italia for Italy.
Illusion Studios, Argentina's biggest toon-pic producer, has sold hard-boiled gangster satire "Boogie el ceitoso" to Mexican publishing house Proceso.
Star Group, News Corp.'s Hong Kong-based TV and film operation, scored a 20- movie free TV deal with Romania's Aqua Group.
Indie distrib TLA Releasing has had a busy Cannes, closing deals on a passel of pics, including all North American rights to Canadian retro-slasher pic "Gutterballs," directed by Ryan Nicholson.
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