Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘The Salt of the Earth’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son and co-director Wenders.

The film was acquired from Le Pacte, who Sony Classics also partnered with on “The Patience Stone.”

Co-director Wim Wenders said, “I’m very happy that my long-lasting relation with Sony Pictures Classics can continue now with ‘The Salt of the Earth.’”

“We are overjoyed to be back in business with the master, Wim Wenders, and to discover the work of Juliano Ribeiro Salgado,” said Sony Pictures Classics.

The docu marks the 10th film the distrib has been associated with during the festival, including Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” “Wild Tales” and “Leviathan.”

 

More Film

  • Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry

    Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • MayFair, directed by Sara Blecher

    Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • Todd Brown, XYZ Films

    African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of thte Earth,” which won Un Certain Regard’s Special Prize Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary examines the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who travels the world to shoot natural phenomena, through the eyes of his son […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content