Three DVD titles get Christal flowing


TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Christal Films said Friday that it will release its first three DVD titles nationwide in September, kicking off Tuesday with Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley."

The Montreal-based distributor ended its partnership in English-speaking Canada with rivals Lionsgate and Maple Pictures in June in order to distribute its own films via a new office in Toronto.

In addition to Loach's latest, Christal's September releases are Matt Bissonnette's "Who Loves the Sun" (Sept. 11) and Christopher Smith's horror comedy "Severance" (Sept. 18).