One the largest and most distinguished film markets in the world, The Marché du Film, ended and netted major deals for some of the buzziest competition titles.
Neon managed to buy the winner of the Palme d’Or for the fourth straight year, Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall.” Neon, for its part, also acquired Wim Wenders’s Perfect Days and the first-time director Pablo Berger’s animated film Robot Dreams.
Todd Haynes’s May December, starring Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, emerged as one of the buzziest free agents in competition for the Palme d’Or, and landed an $11 million distribution deal with Netflix.
Other exciting offerings, include Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves, that landed a deal with Mubi. The streaming service also landed deals for The Settlers by Felipe Gálvez, Strange Way of Life by Pedro Almodóvar, The Delinquents by Rodrigo Moreno and High and Low — John Galliano by Kevin Macdonald.
The third Paddington sequel, Paddington in Peru by Dougal Wilson and Bambi by Scott Jeffrey, found homes as well.
Spain was the Country of Honor for the 2023 edition which took place May 16-24 during the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes. Represented in Cannes by the promotion org Cinema from Spain, the spotlight saaw more than 12,500 Spanish players attending to present around 4,000 films and projects in development across 33 screenings spaces.