Olivier Assayas' 'Summer Eyes' Japan bound

Crest seals Japanese rights to French film

LONDON -- French director Olivier Assayas' "Summer Eyes" will be traveling to Japan following a deal with Japanese distribution entity Crest for the territory.

The movie, sold by French sales, distribution and financier MK2, already has sealed a deal with IFC for U.S. rights, with the stateside distributor scheduled to release the movie in early 2009.

In Gaul, the film is one of the titles shortlisted for the Prix Louis-Delluc 2008, set to be dished out Dec. 12 in Paris.

The other shortlisted titles are Laurent Cantet's "The Class," Arnaud Desplechin's "A Christmas Tale," Jacques Doillon's "Just Anybody," Martin Provost's "Seraphine," "Adhen" from Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche and Raymond Depardon's "Country Profiles: Modern Life."
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