The deals, mostly small ones, are flowing here as the Toronto Festival heats up on a rainy Saturday.
* In their first major deal since forming a new distribution partnership last month, 108 Media and Paladin have acquired all North American rights to Michel Gondry‘s latest film, The We And The I. The film played Cannes and makes its North American debut at Toronto. An early March opening in New York and Toronto is planned, expanding after that. Set on the last day of the school year, the pic follows a group of Bronx high schoolers who board a city bus on their way home, with summer break ahead of them. The cast is mostly first timers.
* Film Movement acquired Three Worlds, from French filmmaker Catherine Corsini. Three characters collide in the aftermath of a car crash. Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying his boss’s daughter and succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where he has worked almost his entire life. While driving home drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run and flees the scene. Gnawed by guilt, he goes to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. Meanwhile, a young woman who saw the accident completes an unusual triangle between the driver and the victim.