Pilote’s Le Demantelement sells into the U.S. market

The TIFF deal by Entertainment One includes the global airline rights for the Gabriel Arcand-starrer about a farmer selling his rural property to save the house of an elder daughter in the big city.
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U.S. distributor Film Movement has acquired the Quebec film Le Démantèlement for the American market.

The deal by sales agent Entertainment One for Sébastien Pilote’s family drama includes the world airline rights.

Le Démantèlement screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival, after bowing in Cannes, where it won the SACD Prize and was featured in the Critics’ Week.

“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 eOne Films International EVP Charlotte Mickie on the film sale.

Gabriel Arcand, Gilles Renaud, Lucie Laurier and Sophie Desmarais star in the film about a farmer who raises two daughters as princesses, and must sell his rural property after the eldest asks for money to avoid the loss of her home.

Read Playback’s review of Le Démantèlement here.