The Match Factory has sold Sofia Coppola‘s “Priscilla” to distributors worldwide, the sales agency revealed Friday ahead of its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month, and won the Coppa Volpi award for best actress for Cailee Spaeny’s performance.
Adding to the previously announced sales in France (ARP SAS), The Match Factory has secured distribution in Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), Spain (Elastica Films and BTeam Pictures), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), CIS (Capella Film), Scandinavia and Iceland (Nordisk Film), Poland (Best Film), Greece (Spentzos Film), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Baltics (Kino Pavasaris), Hungary (ADS), Middle East and North Africa (Front Row Filmed Ent.), Israel (Lev Cinemas), former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom), Ukraine (Arthouse Traffic), Japan (GAGA Corporation), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and worldwide airline distribution (Echo Lake Distribution).
Negotiations are ongoing in Czech Republic and Slovakia, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
A24 will distribute in the U.S. Vision Distribution will distribute in Italy. Mubi retains all rights in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America, Benelux and Turkey. The film will be released in cinemas from Dec. 26 in the U.K., Ireland, Germany and across Latin America, with subdistribution partners for the additional territories.
Written and directed by Coppola, “Priscilla” is based on the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon. The film stars Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown,” “Bad Times at the El Royale”) as Priscilla, Jacob Elordi (“Euphoria,” “The Kissing Booth”) as Elvis Presley and Dagmara Dominczyk (“Succession,” “Bottoms,” “The Lost Daughter”).
The film was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle’s The Apartment Pictures, Coppola for American Zoetrope and Youree Henley. The film was financed by Fremantle Group.
In addition to “Priscilla,” The Match Factory’s New York Film Festival lineup includes two Academy Awards entries — “Perfect Days” by Wim Wenders (the Japanese entry) and “Fallen Leaves” by Aki Kaurismäki (the Finnish entry) — as well as Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” Marco Bellocchio’s “Kidnapped” and Sean Price Williams’ “The Sweet East.”
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