U.K., France, Spain taking in ‘Mother’

BBC Films financed pic, retaining the UK TV rights

Momentum Pictures has acquired U.K. theatrical and video rights to Roger Michell’s “The Mother,” which screens today (May 16) in the Directors Fortnight.

Pic, about a young man who has a steamy affair with his girlfriend’s mother, was fully financed by BBC Films, which is retaining the UK TV rights. It is being sold worldwide by Renaissance Films, and has already been picked up for North America by Sony Pictures Classics.

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