AFM: Films Distribution Picks Up International Rights for 'A New Girlfriend'

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The Paris-based company will handle pre-sales for director Francois Ozon's latest film.

PARIS -- Films Distribution has picked up international sales rights to prolific French director Francois Ozon’s next film, Une Nouvelle Amie (A New Girlfriend) for pre-sales at AFM.

The Cesar and BAFTA-nominated director has had big international success with his French language films Potiche, Swimming Pool, and 8 Women. A New Girlfriend marks the third of Ozon’s films produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer’s Paris-based Mandarin Cinema after 2009’s Potiche, 2011’s In The House and this year’s controversial Cannes entry Jeune & Jolie (Young & Beautiful).

His latest film is set to star Raphael Personnaz (Anna Karenina), Romain Duris (Heartbreaker) and Anais Demoustier (Therese Desqueroux). The film is set to start shooting in France in time for a summer 2014 release. 

Films Distribution handled international sales for A Castle in Italy and The Missing Picture during Cannes.