Cannes: A24 closes worldwide deals for Jonathan Glazer's "The Zone of Interest".

Cannes: A24 closes worldwide deals for Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest”.

A24 has closed deals in Europe and Japan for Jonathan Glazer’s critically acclaimed Holocaust drama The area of ​​interest.

Distributors across Europe have embarked on the drama, adapted from a novel by the late British writer Martin Amis, which follows Auschwitz commandant, Rudolf Höss (played by Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Tony Erdman protagonist Sandra Hüller) as they go about their ordinary and daily life in a house and garden built right next to the extermination camp.

A24 product The area of ​​interest together with Access Entertainment and Film4 in co-production with JW Films and Extreme Emotions and will distribute the film in the United States. James Wilson and Ewa Puszcyńska were the main producers.

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Mini-major Leonine acquired The area of ​​interest for Germany and Austria, BAC got France, Cineart got Benelux rights, Elastica got Spain, I Wonder got Italian rights, Scandinavian rights went to SF Studios, Spentzos got Greece and Filmcoopi got took the film to Switzerland. In Japan, The area of ​​interest will be released through Happinet Phantom Studios. Gutek in Poland was already on board to distribute the film locally.

Since its debut in Cannes, The area of ​​interest was among the most talked about films at this year’s festival and a clear favorite for the 2023 Palme d’Or, to be announced on Saturday. But several buyers had complained about A24’s high price for the international rights, worried that the film’s subject matter and Glazer’s experimental and challenging cinematic approach might make The area of ​​interest a tough sell to the public.