U.S. distribs sprang into action during Cannes, snapping up both festival specialty pics and pre-sales on big-budget commercial titles. The Weinstein Co. and Sundance Selects were the busiest buyers, while new players FilmDistrict and Open Road are starting to flex their pickup muscles.

Cannes festival films

“The Conquest” – Music Box

“We Need to Talk About Kevin” — Oscilloscope

“House of Tolerance” – Sundance Selects

“Kid with a Bike” – Sundance Selects

“Poliss” – Sundance Selects

“Sleeping Beauty” – Sundance Selects

“Footnote” – Sony Classics

“Dragon” – TWC

“The Artists” – TWC


“Great Hope Springs” – Sony

“Snitch” – Summit

“Iron Lady” – TWC

“The Wettest County” – TWC

“Looper” – FilmDistrict

“Arabian Nights” – FilmDistrict

“Playing the Field” – FilmDistrict

Other finished films

“The Killer Elite” – Open Road

“Goodbye First Love” – Sundance Selects

“Sacrifice” – Samuel Goldwyn