Multi-territory distributor Alliance Films has announced the acquisition of 16 titles to go out via Alliance Films in Canada, Aurum Producciones in Spain and Momentum Pictures in the UK and Ireland. Last week, I exclusively reported from the EFM on Momentum’s acquisition of François Ozon’s In The House and Regis Roisnard’s Populaire for the UK and Ireland. Included in that report were pick-ups of other buzz titles like Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man and Steven Soderbergh’s Bitter Pill in what Alliance SVP of acquisitions and production Robert Walak told me was a better than expected market. Among the additional films Alliance has now confirmed acquiring are Jean Dujardin’s infidelity comedy The Players and Catherine Hardwicke’s erotic thriller Plush with Evan Rachel Wood for the UK and Ireland and Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet with Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay for Canada. The full list of 16 acquisitions follows:

A Most Wanted Man
Dir: Anton Corbijn
For UK, Ireland & Spain

Beautiful Creatures

Dir: Richard LaGravenese
For Spain

The Bitter Pill
Dir: Steven Soderbergh
For Spain

Dir: Nick Murphy
For the UK & Ireland

Dir: John McDonaugh
For UK, Ireland & Canada

Can A Song Save Your Life?
Dir: John Carney
For the UK & Ireland

Escape (Flukt)
Dir: Roar Uthaug
For the UK & Ireland

Dir: Joe Lynch
For the UK, Ireland & Canada

Forbidden Ground
Dirs: Johan Earl & Adrian Powers
For the UK & Ireland

In The House (Dans La Maison)
Dir: François Ozon
For the UK & Ireland

The Players (Les Infidèles)
Dirs: Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavaye, Alexandre Courtes, Jean Dujardin, Michel Hazanavicius, Eric Lartigau, Gilles Lellouche
For the UK & Ireland

Dir: Catherine Hardwicke
For the UK & Ireland


Dir: Regis Roinsard
For the UK & Ireland


Dir: Dustin Hoffman
For Canada

Robot & Frank
Dir: Jake Schreier
For the UK & Ireland

Dirs: David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard
For the UK & Ireland