Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights and world airline rights to “Le Demantelement” from Entertainment One, the latter company announced on Wednesday.
The film, which screened in Toronto this past week, recently won the SACD Prize in Cannes. It stars Gabriel Arcand, Gilles Renaud, Lucie Laurier and Sophie Desmarais and was directed by Sébastien Pilote.
The story follows Gaby, a farmer rearing beautiful lambs on his family property, La Ferme Gagnon. His two daughters, raised like princesses, live far away in the big city. When the eldest asks for money to avoid the loss of her home, Gaby decides to liquidate his beloved farm: the house, the tools, the lambs and the land.
“We’ve had a wonderful history with Film Movement and we’re happy to continue the relationship with this gorgeous movie and its truly timely message about the gradual disappearance of rural life,” said Charlotte Mickie of eOne Films in a statement.
“We are so happy to be working with eOne again on a truly beautiful film, the kind of independent original work we love to champion,” added Adley Gartenstein, president of Film Movement. “Director Sébastien Pilote has crafted a nuanced main character that is deeply touching, and we are sure that ‘Le Démantèlement’ universal message will resonate with American audiences.”