Cannes: 'Louder Than Bombs,' 'Rams' Acquired by Soda Pictures for U.K.
The distributor picked up four Nordic titles from the festival.
London-based distributor Soda Pictures has picked up four Nordic titles from Cannes for the U.K. and Ireland, including Joachim Trier's competition entry Louder Than Bombs, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, and Grimur Hakonarson's Un Certain Regard winner Rams.
The other two Nordic pictures acquired were Jeppe Ronde's Bridgend, which screened in the Marche du Film, and The Here After, the debut feature from Magnus von Horn that played in the Directors' Fortnight.
Rams and Bridgend sales were negotiated by Soda's acquisitions manager Frances Harvey with Jan Naszewski from New Europe Film Sales. The distributor's managing director Edward Fletcher arranged the Louder Than Bombs sale with Tanja Meissner from Memento Films International and The Here After with Susan Wendt from Trust Nordisk.
"These were all titles that we had been tracking for a long time, having first seen a presentation of The Here After at the first edition of the Polish Days at New Horizons’ in 2012, whereas Rams and Bridgend were both first seen as works in progress at Göteborg International Film Festival and we are delighted to be working again with Joachim Trier," said Harvey.
"I am thrilled that we will be introducing this wealth of Nordic talent to audiences in the U.K. and Ireland."
Louder Than Bombs had previously been picked up by Orchard for the U.S.