Redbus buys ‘Bull’ rights

IIF picks up 'Best Man,' 'Love + Hate'

LONDON — Redbus has picked up U.K. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “A Cock and Bull Story” (formerly “Tristram Shandy”).

This is one of numerous Cannes deals closed by London-based sales outfit the Works across a wide range of titles.

Its hottest seller was the Stefan Schwartz comedy “The Best Man,” which was picked up by Aurum in Spain, IIF in Italy and distribs in a dozen smaller territories.

IIF also took Dominic Savage’s “Love + Hate,” while Artificial Eye bought Alexander Sokurov’s “The Sun” for the U.K. Cine Qua Non acquired Japanese rights to “Tickets,” directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach.

Tele Munchen-owned film distrib Concorde Filmverleih picked up a slew of titles during Cannes, including Wong Kar Wai’s “The Lady From Shanghai” with Nicole Kidman, David Lynch’s “Inland Empire” and Patrice Chereau’s “Gabrielle.”

Company, which focuses on art house fare, also nabbed Atom Egoyan’s “Where the Truth Lies,” starring Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth; Finn Taylor’s “The Darwin Awards,” starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes; Claude Chabrol’s “The Comedy of Power”; and Bertrand Bliers’ “How Much Do You Love Me?” with Monica Bellucci and Gerard Depardieu.

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