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Cannes Deal UPDATE: Sony Pictures Classics Gobbles Up 'The Lunch Box,' Critics Week Audience Winner

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 24, 2013 at 12:58PM

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American distribution rights to Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox," starring Irrfhan Khan ("The Life of Pi"). The film centers on a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, and the budding relationship between a young housewife and an older stranger that this mix-up brings. The film won the Viewers Choice Award, the Rail d'Or, at Cannes Critics Week.
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"A Touch of Sin."
"A Touch of Sin."

-Kino Lorber has snapped up all US rights to Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke's competition entry "A Touch of Sin," a four-part tale inspired by real-life, unsettlingly violent Chinese news stories. TOH! loved it, as did the New York Times' Manohla Dargis, who said it's Zhangke's best film since 2006's "Still Life." Watch the trailer for "A Touch of Sin" below.


'Inside Llewyn Davis'
'Inside Llewyn Davis'
-Mongrel Media has nabbed all Canadian rights to Paolo Sorrentino's "La Grande Bellezza" ("The Great Beauty"), which premieres in competition on May 21. The film stars Tony Servillo ("Il Divo," also helmed by Sorrentino) as an aging writer in Rome reflecting back on his lost youth. This is the fifth film by Sorrentino to compete for the Palme d'Or, including 2011's Sean Penn-starrer "This Must Be the Place."

-Mongrel has also picked up Canuck rights to the Coen brothers' well-received "Inside Llewyn Davis," which is being distributed stateside by CBS Films, as well as Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" (see above).

-The Weinstein Co.'s boutique label Radius (repping Nicolas Winding Refn's competition title "Only God Forgives") has snapped up North American rights to buzz title "Blue Ruin," one of the select few films playing in the Directors' Fortnight section. The backwoods gothic noir is written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier ("Murder Party") and follows a man who, after receiving unsettling news, sets off to his childhood home to exact revenge and defend his estranged family. Radius will release the film this fall. 



This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Asghar Farhadi, Sony Pictures Classics, Festivals, Video, Zhang Ke Jia, Kino Lorber


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