the world digest


Cost of 'Living'

COPENHAGEN — Roy Andersson's "You, The Living," launched at this year's Festival de Cannes, has been snapped up by more than 20 territories since, according to sales company Coproduction Office. "International distributors received the film with a real enthusiasm and lots of laughter," Coproduction CEO Philippe Bober said. Territories closing deals on the film include Brazil, Bulgaria, the Baltic countries, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia-CIS, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K.

Short and sweet

TORONTO — Norman Jewison's CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival on Sunday gave the best Canadian short film trophy to Quebec filmmaker Alexis Fortier for his dramatic short "Apres Tout" (After All). Other prizes included Nicolas Roy grabbing the trophy for best emerging Canadian filmmaker for "Sunday" and Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski earning the animated nod for "Madame Tutli-Putli." The CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival unspooled 265 films during its June 12-17 run.

Big PictureBox

Universal Pictures and Tiscali U.K. have inked a deal to launch the PictureBox subscription-on-demand service on Tiscali, it was announced Monday. The PictureBox service provides a broad selection of current and library features, including titles from NBC Universal. The agreement follows the recent international expansion of the PictureBox brand in Poland on ITI Neovision's "n" service. Among the titles included in the deal are "The Interpreter," "Friday Night Lights," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" and "Love Actually."