Tale of Tales heads to the USA with IFC Films
by Camillo De Marco
- Matteo Garrone’s film, selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, has been sold in over 40 countries; it will be out in France on 1 July, courtesy of Le Pacte
Highly acclaimed at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, but having returned home empty-handed, Tale of Tales [+see also:
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film profile] by Matteo Garrone has so far been sold in more than 40 countries, and negotiations are in progress with various other territories.
HanWay, the company in charge of the title’s international sales, has inked deals for distribution in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Russia, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, the Scandinavian countries, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Thailand and the Middle East, among others.
In France, the film will come out on 1 July, distributed by Le Pacte, while in the USA, Tale of Tales will be distributed by IFC Films, which specialises in releasing independent movies and recently brought Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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film profile] by Saverio Costanzo to the United States. "We are thrilled to be working again with Matteo Garrone,” stated Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. “He has a truly unique and inspired vision. With his latest masterwork, Tale of Tales, Matteo demonstrates once again that he is not just one of the world's leading auteur filmmakers, but that the scale and range of his projects are so incredibly diverse that he is accomplished in almost every filmmaking genre possible."
(Translated from Italian)