Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. and Australia/New Zealand rights to Of Gods and Men, the Xavier Beauvois-directed drama that unspooled in competition at Cannes. Deal was made by sales agent Wild Bunch. Drama is the story of eight French Christian monks who live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery high in the mountains of Meghreb. That peace is tested by growing violence in the region, and the refusal by the monks to leave their home.

Earlier today, IFC Films acquired U.S. rights to the Gregg Araki-directed Kaboom, which screened out of competition and the Director’s Fortnight film We Are What We Are, which was directed by Jorge Michel Grau.