Cannes: Gaspar Noe’s Threesome Drama ‘Love’ Nears Deal With Alchemy
Alchemy is nearing a deal for North American rights to Gaspar Noe’s racy threesome drama “Love.”
The film, a late addition to the Cannes Midnight screening section, centers on the erotic relationship between a man and two women. The official poster depicts that trio in a saliva-dripping kiss.
The Argentinian-born Noe directed from his own script. “Love” stars Karl Klusman, Klara Kristin and Aomi Muycock. CAA and Wild Bunch are brokering the deal.
Alchemy specializes in independent distribution with a catalog of over 650 titles. It rebranded itself last year, changing its name from Millennium Entertainment, and has been acquiring rights to film festival titles such as Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” and Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy “Moonwalkers.”
Alchemy acquired North American distribution rights Friday to post-apocalyptic thriller “The Survivalist,” which made its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olwen Fouere.
K5 International is handling international sales at Cannes.
News about “Love” was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
Alchemy has confirmed yesterday’s news that it acquired U.S. rights to Gaspar Noé’s latest, Love. The sexual melodrama has a Midnight Screening berth here in Cannes on Wednesday. In 3D, it stars Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin. Noé is best known to worldwide audiences for 2002’s controversial Irreversible; he was last in Cannes in 2012 with Un Certain Regard omnibus 7 Days In Havana.
Love’s story follows a man over the course of a long rainy day as he reminisces about the greatest love affair of his life; a burning passion full of promises, games, excesses and mistakes. It’s alternately been billed as a love story about a boy and a girl and another girl that celebrates sex in a joyous way. From what we’ve heard, it’s pretty explicit stuff. Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman, brokered the deal with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch and CAA.