Magnolia Pictures has acquired all U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Days” (“Trois Souvenirs de Ma Jeunesse”), a drama screening in the Directors Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mathieu Amalric stars in the film as an anthropologist looking back on his life and on a long-lost love. The film, which makes use of abundant flashbacks, largely won acclaim for Desplechin, whose previous Cannes entry was the controversial “Jimmy P. – The Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.”
“Arnaud Desplechin is a true master and in ‘My Golden Days’ he gives us another incredibly radiant, wise, funny and human film,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles in a press release announcing the acquisition. “We’re thrilled to be handling such a gem.”
The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by Dori Begley and John Von Thaden, and for Wild Bunch by Carole Baraton.