’71 nears sell-out for Protagonist
28 March, 2014 | By Andreas Wiseman
EXCLUSIVE: Yann Demange’s well-received feature debut sells around the world.
Protagonist has confirmed a slew of deals on Yann Demange’s well-received Berlin competition thriller ‘71.
Deals have closed with Ad Vitam for France, eOne for Australia and New Zealand, Ascot Elite for Germany and Switzerland, Good Films for Italy, Elevation Pictures for Canada, Vertigo Films for Spain, Non Stop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Lusomundo fpr Portugal, Seven Films for Greece, Fida for Turkey, Aya Pro for Japan, Sundream for Hong Kong, and Front Row for the Middle East.
Further deals are understood to be closing for South Korea, Latin America, India, Indonesia, Eastern Europe and Benelux.
Roadside Attraction and Black Label Media have US rights. StudioCanal will release in the UK later this year.
Top Boy director Demange’s taut feature debut stars Jack O’Connell as a young British soldier who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.
Written by Gregory Burke, the film is produced by Angus Lamont and Robin Gutch. Backers include Film4, BFI Film Fund, Screen Yorkshire, and Creative Scotland, with development support from Northern Ireland Screen, Film4, BFI and Creative Scotland.
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