The recent resurgence of Italian cinema at the local box office is not matched by signs of any increase in international sales, according to a Venice fest confab.
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Paris-based arthouse company Le Pacte has snatched up French distribution and international sales rights to Jan Hrebejk's high-concept psychological thriller "Innocence."
Paris bank Coficine-Natixis, one of Europe's primary lenders to its film industry, is closing financing on Ari Folman's "The Congress," his follow-up to "Waltz With Bashir."
Germany, with its plethora of funding sources, is often the envy of foreign filmmakers.
Italy's RAI Cinema -- which has a massive 22 pics unspooling in Venice -- has announced several international acquisitions, including David Cronenberg's Don DeLillo adaptation "Cosmopolis," Rob…
When Japanese helmer Takashi Shimuzu presents horror-thriller "Tormented," a 3D fantasy puzzle, out-of-competition today, one of the most frequently asked questions may well be: What really happens?
Italy's Cinecitta Luce and Telecom Italia have pacted to preserve and digitally distribute pics and documentaries in Italy's national film archives plus several international titles.
France's Capricci Films has taken French and international rights to helmer Pere Vila's "The Stoning of Saint Stephen."
Juliette Binoche is to star in debut helmer Fabrice Camoin's "A Stormy Summer Night," based on Gallic novelist Marguerite Duras' "10 heures et demi du soir en ete."
Los Angeles-based FiGa Films has acquired world rights outside Mexico to writer-helmer Kyzza Terrazas' "Machete Language," a love story with a political underbelly, which world preems today in Venice…
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