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Swedish distribs grab Cannes pics

Atlantic takes 'Control'

STOCKHOLM — Swedish distribs have been mopping up Cannes buzz titles.

Atlantic Film picked up Directors’ Fortnight opener “Control,” the film about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, as well as Russian competition entry “The Banishment” and Lebanese comedy “Caramel.”

Sandrew Metronome picked up the Fernando Meirelles helmed “Blindness,” Kirsten Dunst starrer “How to Loose Friends and Alienate People,” docu “Untitled Larry Charles Project” and Jodie Foster starrer “Nim’s Island.”

NonStop Entertainment has taken rights to Cannes winner “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.”

Sale completes a hat-trick for the distrib. The company bought the Golden Lion winner of last year’s Venice fest, “Quiet Lives,” and the winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin film fest, “Tuya’s Marriage.”

“Quiet Lives” is soon to open in Sweden, while the other two films will open in the fall or winter seasons.

In Denmark, Smile Entertainment bought Ulrich Thomsen starrer “Opium” as well as “And When Did You Last See Your Father,” starring Colin Firth.

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