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Strand laps up US rights of Uncle Boonmee

MUMBAI: Strand Releasing has lapped up the US rights of Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Palme D‘Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives from sales outfit The Match Factory.


Strand plans to release the film in Spring 2011. 


The Match Factory has now closed deals for Uncle Boonmee for more than 40 territories that includes Movienet in Germany, BIM for Italy, Pyramide for France, Karma for Spain, New Wave Films in the UK and Filmswelike for Canada.


Uncle Boonmee follows a Thai man dying of kidney failure who is visited by spiritual versions of his loved ones. The feature was set up as a U.K.-Thai-German-French-Spanish co-production headed by Kick the Machine Films and Illuminations Films with Anna Sanders Films, The Match Factory, Germany‘s GFF and Eddie Saeta in Spain.


Previous Strand-Match deals include Fatih Akin‘s The Edge of Heaven (2007) and Jasmila Zbanic‘s Berlin Golden Bear winner Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006).
 

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