Cannes: Blindness, Xmas, Surveilance

“Reviews of Cannes’ opening-night film Blindness, which screened for critics this morning, are trickling in with the results are pretty much what we heard a few weeks back: lukewarm at best…” (full details)

“IFC Films has snapped up domestic rights to French pic “A Christmas Tale,” helmed by Arnaud Desplechin. The dark drama is about a family coming to terms with the death of a child from a rare genetic disease stars Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon and Mathieu Amalric…” (full details)

“Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Jennifer Lynch’s Out of Competition Cannes entry “Surveilance” for release through its Magnet genre label. The film follows the aftermath of a violent killing spree on a desolate desert highway. A Fall release is planned…” (full details)