Cannes Briefs: ‘Love Is In The Air’ For Swipe; IM Global Inks Swiss Ouput Deal; Zentropa Producing ‘The Long Ships’; More

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UK indie distributor Swipe Films has acquired Alexandre Castagnetti’s Love Is In The Air. The French romantic comedy stars Cannes jury member Ludivine Sagnier. It opened in France via UPI in April. The story sees a volatile former couple meet up on a NY-Paris flight. Swipe will roll the pic out in the UK and Ireland. Gregoire Melin’s Kinology is selling. Read More »

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‘Keeper Of Lost Causes’ Spurs Multiple Deals On TrustNordisk’s ‘Department Q’ Franchise

The mercury bubbling around Scandinavian projects these days just won’t seem to quit, and a heat center in the past few weeks has been sales outfit TrustNordisk. The company had a busy Berlin market, concluding U.S. deals with Magnolia Pictures on three films: Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, and Norwegian titles Pioneer and Ragnarok. Yet another project, The Keeper Of Lost Causes, drove myriad overseas deals and domestic interest. Currently in post-production, the film is the first in a planned franchise of adaptations of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling Department Q book series. Based on a promo reel, several foreign deals were locked for not only the first movie, but also for its three upcoming sequels. The 5M euros Danish-language movies focus on the books’ once-great chief detective who’s been banished to a basement office to run cold case division, Department Q. Read More »

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