Roadside Attractions Takes U.S. Rights to Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'

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TORONTO – Roadside Attractions has taken the U.S. rights to to Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award winner Mommy.

The competition title earned the Jury Prize in Cannes, sharing the honor with French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language.

Roadside Attractions plans a first-quarter 2015 release for Mommy.

Seville International sold the Canadian film, which stars Anne Dorval (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats), Antoine-Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément.

Set in a fictional Canada where a new law allows distressed parents to give over troubled children to the hospital system, a feisty widow tries to cope with Steve, her wild yet charming ADHD son.

Entertainment One/Les Films Séville is handling direct distribution of the film in English and French Canada, while Séville International has sold Mommy into over 50 countries.

The U.S. distribution deal was negotiated by Anick Poirier for Séville International and Howard Cohen and attorney Greg Bernstein for Roadside Attractions.

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