Cannes: Magnolia Pictures Picks Up ‘My Golden Days’

Arnaud Desplechin film screened in the Directors Fortnight section at the festival

Last Updated: May 18, 2015 @ 2:49 PM

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.”

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The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by Dori Begley and John Von Thaden, and for Wild Bunch by Carole Baraton.