Toronto: Tribeca Film Takes U.S. Rights to 'Bright Days Ahead'

8:59 AM PST 09/13/2013 by Etan Vlessing

The deal comes ahead of Friday's North American premiere for the Fanny Ardant starrer.

TORONTO – Tribeca Film has snagged the U.S. rights to Marion Vernoux’s Les beaux jours (Bright Days Ahead) ahead of the North American bow for the French film on Friday night in Toronto.

The Fanny Ardant and Laurent Lafitte starrer about a love affair between a man and a woman twice his age had an earlier theatrical release in France.

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"Bright Days Ahead is the kind of engaging adult drama we rarely get to see," said Geoffrey Gilmore, chief creative officer at Tribeca Enterprises, in a statement Friday.

Patrick Chesnais, Jean-Francois Stevenin, and Marie Riviere round out the cast for Bright Days Ahead, from producers Les Films du Kiosque and 27.11 Production.

The film is based on a screenplay adapted by Vernoux from Fanny Chesnel’s novel Une jeune fille aux cheveux blancs.

The U.S. distribution deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Alison Diviney, manager of acquisitions, and Camille Neel, head of international sales for the filmmakers.

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