Cannes: Mubi picks up Aki Kaurismaki's 'Fallen Leaves' for North America, International Territories

Cannes: Mubi picks up Aki Kaurismaki’s ‘Fallen Leaves’ for North America, International Territories

Mubi is experiencing a busy Cannes. The arthouse streamer just won the title of Aki Kaurismäki’s Cannes competition fallen leaves, its fourth festival acquisition, bringing the crowd-pleasing comedy-drama to North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America and Turkey following its official festival premiere.

Mubi plans to make a theatrical release for the film in select territories. The deal for Fallen leaves was made with Mubi’s sales subsidiary, The Match Factory, which handles all of Kaurismäki’s films.

Fallen leaves is the twentieth film by the Finnish director, winner of the Grand Jury Prize in 2002 and nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for The man without a pastand in 2011 he won the FiPRESCI International Film Critics Award for Le Havre.

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The deal for Fallen leaves a buying rush for Mubi on the Croisette follows this year. The company took over Felipe Gálvez’s Chilean revisionist Western The Colonists for North America and several international territories, including the UK, Latin America, Turkey, German-speaking Europe, Italy, Benelux and India, one day after the film’s Un Certain Regard premiere at Cannes, and last week signed a deal for the rights in North America, UK, Italy, Latin America, Turkey, India and Benelux to Rodrigo Moreno’s Argentinian comedy-drama The Delinquentsanother Un Certain Regard film.

Shortly before Cannes, Mubi was awarded all rights for North America, UK, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Turkey and Benelux for Molly ManningWalkerthe first feature film by How to have sexprobably the blockbuster title of Un Certain Regard this year.

With all of its deals, Mubi is planning select theatrical releases in key territories along with online arcs for the films.