Bavaria banks on ‘Me’

Company also handling 'Crossing'

BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday.

Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about a lonely old man who finds an autobiography that changes his life; “Finding Love,” about a security guard whose only passions are food and a woman who works in his building; and “So in Love,” the bittersweet love story of two teenagers.

It’s Khoo’s second pic to be presented at Cannes after “12 Storeys,” which screened in Un Certain Regard in 1997.

Bavaria also is handling Fatih Akin’s music documentary “Crossing the Bridge — the Sound of Istanbul,” which is screening out of competition at the fest. In the film, Akin, who is on this year’s festival jury, explores Istanbul’s burgeoning music scene and the increasing fusion of western and traditional Turkish sounds in the city.

More Film

  • Moviepass

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Plunges Again to Record Low

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • Timothee Chalamet

    Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • Taraji P Henson Sam Rockwell

    Taraji P. Henson-Sam Rockwell Drama 'Best of Enemies' Bought by STX

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • Harrison Ford plane incident

    Harrison Ford Eyes 'Call of the Wild' (EXCLUSIVE)

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • Matthew Rhys

    Matthew Rhys to Co-Star With Tom Hanks in Mr. Rogers Film 'You Are My Friend' (EXCLUSIVE)

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • San Diego Comic Con Preview 2017

    Variety Announces Comic-Con Studio and Kick-Off Party With YouTube

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

  • Israeli Film Industry Furious Over Proposed

    Israeli Film Industry Furious Over Proposed Funding Changes

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s episodic film “Be With Me,” which is opening the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight sidebar on Wednesday. Produced by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, “Be With Me” presents three tales of love, hope and fate: “Meant to Be,” about […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content