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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Cannes Titles

Company buys rights to ”Coco Chanel,“ ”White Ribbon.“

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to the Cannes festival’s closing night film, "Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky." Terms were not disclosed.

The film, directed by French helmer Jan Kounen, is set in 1920s Paris and tells the story of their love affair amid the backdrop of their artistic achievements.

It’s based on the book by Chris Greenhalgh and stars Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen.

It was produced by Claudie Ossard ("Amelie" and "Paris Je T’aime").


Sony Classics has also acquired Michael Haneke’s Cannes competition entry, “The White Ribbon.”

The company previously released Haneke’s “Cache” in 2005, for which Haneke won the director prize at the festival.

"The White Ribbon" is Haneke’s fifth Cannes competition appearance. It’s a co-production between X-Filme Creative Pool in Germany, Les Films du Losange in France, Wega Film inAustria and Lucky Red in Italy.