Cannes: NonStop Takes Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy,' Russian 'Leviathan'

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"Mommy"

The Scandinavian distributor also grabs Berlin winner "Black Coal, Thin Ice" and Kevin Smith's "Anti-Claus" in the buying spree.

Swedish indie distributor NonStop Entertainment filled its boots at this year's Cannes film market, picking up two competition titles -- Xavier Dolan's Mommy and Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan -- among a pack of acquisitions.

NonStop also nabbed this year's Berlin Golden Bear winner, Black Coal, Thin Ice, from Chinese director Diao Yinan; Kevin Smith's Christmas horror movie Anti-Claus; Whit Stillman's upcoming Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship and Dutch crime thriller Wolf.

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NonStop took all Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Mommy from Entertainment One's Seville International; Love & Friendship from Protagonist Pictures; and Wolf from XYZ. It took Scandinavian and Icelandic rights to Leviathan from Pyramide Films; Black Coal, Thin Ice from Fortissimo; and Anti-Claus with XYZ.

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NonStop will distribute the films itself in the respective territories, with Norway's Arthaus and Camera in Denmark cooperating on the release of Leviathan in their respective territories.