Exclusive: Cannes title also scores cinema deals, reflecting a shift in global distribution landscape.Memento Films International
(Mfi) is reporting “sell-out sales” on Josh and Benny Safdie
’s Cannes Palme d’Or contender Good Time
, in a mix of deals combining a multi-territory Netflix Svod accord with a slew of theatrical pick-ups.
The heist thriller, starring Robert Pattinson
, marked the brothers’ Cannes Competition debut after previously playing in Directors’ Fortnight with The Pleasure Of Being Robbed
and Daddy Longlegs.
Paris-based Mfi said Netflix has picked up the film for a Svod window in Spain, Italy, UK and Ireland, Scandinavia, Israel, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Cis, the Baltics, ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Netflix acquired the film after the initial sales launch at the Afm last November in a deal stipulating that the streaming giant allow a theatrical release in territories where distributors wanted to take on the