Tribeca joins Romantics Anonymous
by Domenico La Porta
20/05/2011 - Tribeca Film has acquired all US distribution rights to Romantics Anonymous [trailer], a box office hit in France that had its international premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was concluded at the Market of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
Jean-Pierre Améris directed and co-wrote the film with Philippe Blasband. The producers are Nathalie Gastaldo and Philippe Godeau.
StudioCanal released the film in France, where it has taken in more than $9m to date at the box office, and also has handled international sales.
The film tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places [trailer]), an unemployed but gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents.
Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel [trailer]) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction.
When Jean-René hires Angélique as the new sales associate, the two nervous Nellies must face their deepest fears. With the chocolate business hanging in the balance, they are forced to fess up to their hidden sweet affections for each other.
Romantics Anonymous will be released in the coming months by Tribeca Film, a comprehensive distribution label operated by Tribeca Enterprises.