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In an article Cineuropa.org site devoted to sales of movies produced by Protagonist Pictures at the Berlinale 2011, we learn that “Bel Ami” will be ready for the Festival de Cannes or Venice.
The Uma Thurman and Robert Pattinson vehicle Bel Ami, adapted from Guy de Maupassant’s short story, will be ready for Cannes or Venice. Rights have already been sold to StudioCanalPlus for France and Germany. Optimum has UK rights.
The International Film Festival in Venice runs from August 31 to September 10 and the selection announced in July. In case the film would not be presented at Cannes, it is legitimate to think that it will be presented at Venice. Remains whether the conditions to be proposed for selection are the same as for Cannes, ie no diffusion in a country other than the original one. If so, expect to see the film’s release date pushed back again. We will know more next April, the month in which the films will be officially announced for the selection at Cannes.