Cannes: Xavier Dolan Drama With Marion Cotillard Snags Germany, Australia, Russia Deals
Seville International earlier sold the French-language film, which also stars Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel, to the U.K., Italy and Japan.
Seville International has sold Xavier Dolan's next French-language film, Juste La Fin Du Monde, to Germany's Weltkino, Transmission Films in Australia and Russia's A-One Films.
Entertainment One's boutique distributor, which picked up world rights to the film — starring Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux, Vincent Cassel and Nathalie Baye — ahead of Cannes, also secured pre-sales from Praesens Film in Switzerland, Poland's Hagi, South Korea's Atnine Film, Discovery Film in the former Yugoslavia and Portugal's Alambique.
Seville is handling international sales of the film around the world, excluding France, and earlier sold Juste La Fin Du Monde to Curzon Artificial Eye in the U.K., Italy's Lucky Red and Pictures Dept. in Japan. The drama is being handled in France by MK2 and distributed by Diaphana/MK2.
Dolan, who is also on the Cannes Film Festival jury, is set to start production on the Canada-France co-production with the English title It's Only the End of the World in late May. The film is based on a stage play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce and tells the story of a writer returning to his hometown after a long absence to announce his upcoming death to his family.
Dolan, Nancy Grant and Nathanael Karmitz will produce along with Sylvain Corbeil. eOne and Les Films Seville earlier announced they will release the film across Canada.
The cameras will roll on Juste La Fin Du Monde ahead of Dolan shooting his first English-language movie, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, in fall 2015.