Mongrel Media and Metropole Films score Cannes trifecta

Both distributors picked up major Cannes award winners for their Canadian release slates, including the Palme D'Or award winner Blue is the Warmest Colour (pictured).
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Mongrel Media and Métropole Films have scored a Cannes trifecta.

Both distributors picked up major Cannes award winners for their Canadian release slates.

Mongrel and Métropole emerged from Cannes with the Palme D’Or award winner, the French film La vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour), by Abdellatif Kechiche.

Both distributors also picked up the Canadian rights to Ethan and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, which won the Grand Prix award.

And they acquired the Canadian rights to the Jury Prize winner, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru).

Mongrel will release all three films in 2014, while Métropole will later unveil its release dates for the titles in French-speaking Canada.

Blue is the Warmest Colour portrays a love story between two girls played by Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer, played by Oscar Isaac, as he navigates the 1961 Greenwich Village folk scene.

Like Father, Like Son is about two families who discover their sons were switched after birth.

Mongrel and Métropole each picked up another three Cannes competition titles: Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), and François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful (Jeune & Joie).