Acquisitions: Polanski, Yangtze, Anamorph

“HBO picked up all North American rights and The Weinstein Co. picked up international rights to “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.” Marina Zenovich’s docu tracks the iconic director’s statutory rape trial and urges a second look at the particulars of the case…” (full details)

“Zeitgeist Films has acquired all U.S. rights except television to the Chinese documentary “Up the Yangtze.” The feature chronicles director Yung Chang’s journey back to the river where his grandfather lived, which is about to be flooded by the Chinese government as it relocates residents…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the serial killer thriller “Anamorph,” starring Willem Dafoe and Scott Speedman, and the heist drama “How to Rob a Bank,” starring Nick Stahl and Erika Christensen. IFC’s theatrical/VOD day-and-date First Take program will handle both releases – “Bank” in February and “Anamorph” in November…” (full details)