Cannes Award Winner ‘Grand Tour’ Sells in Additional Territories

The Match Factory has sold the rights in several key territories for Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes‘ “Grand Tour,” following its premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it received the best director prize.

The film unravels the poignant tale of Edward, a British civil servant portrayed by Gonçalo Waddington (“Arabian Nights: Volume 2,” “Patrick”), and his fiancée Molly, played by Crista Alfaiate (“Arabian Nights: Volume 1, 2, 3,” “The Tsugua Diaries”), as she embarks on an adventurous pursuit across Asia.

The Match Factory has closed deals in Spain (Avalon Distribucion Audiovisual), Benelux (Imagine Film Distribution), Poland (New Horizons Association), Greece (Weird Wave), former Yugoslavia (MCF MegaCom Film), the Baltics (Scanorama), Romania (Voodoo Films), Bulgaria (Beta Film), Australia and New Zealand (Potential Films), CIS excluding Ukraine (Mauris Film), South Korea (M&M International), Thailand (Movies Matter) and Indonesia (PT Falcon).

Mubi recently announced the acquisition of the film in North America, U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Germany, Austria, Turkey and India. Edko Films will be distributing the film in Hong Kong and Macau. Ahead of its world premiere, “Grand Tour” secured distribution in France by Tandem and Shellac, and in Italy by Lucky Red. Uma Pedra no Sapato/Magenta is handling the Portuguese distribution.

Produced by Uma Pedra no Sapato in collaboration with Vivo Film, Shellac and Cinéma Defacto, “Grand Tour” had support from ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Fundo de Apoio ao Turismo e ao Cinema, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, Creative Europe – Media Programme of the EU, Ibermedia Development, Creatps, Rediance, MiC – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, Regione Lazio, CNC – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, La Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, ZDF-ARTE, the Match Factory and Eurimages.

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