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'Ward' picked up by three territories

CANNES — Cedric Kahn’s “Roberto Succo,” in competition at Cannes, has sold to eight territories, including the U.K., Spain, Italy and Japan, French sales company Mercure said Tuesday.

Fellow competition entry “The Officers’ Ward,” by Francois Dupeyron, has been picked up by three territories: Spain, Russia and Belgium.

It has logged prior sales to Canada (Crystal) Greece (Rosebud) and Portugal (Lusomundo).

“Succo” has gone to the U.K.’s Artificial Eye, Italy’s Fandango, Spain’s Vertigo, Belgium’s Les Films de l’Elysee and Austria’s Stadtkino.

Outside Europe, pic has been picked up by Crystal for Canada, Apex for Korea and Long Ride for Japan.

Critics Week-selected “The Pornographer” has sold to Greece (Ama), Belgium (CNC), Brazil (Immovision), Italy (Sharada) and Singapore (Overseas).

Mercure is in negotiation with U.S. distributors on all three films, Le Glou said.

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