Thursday, June 4, 2020
Home Movies NEON and Hulu Acquire Portrait of a Lady on Fire

NEON and Hulu Acquire Portrait of a Lady on Fire

-

Amidst an extremely competitive landscape, NEON and Hulu have acquired North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s highly-acclaimed film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, at the Cannes Film Festival as part of their exclusive film and content output licensing agreement. The groundbreaking and unforgettable love story that critics have been hailing as a masterpiece is screening In Competition. NEON is planning a traditional theatrical release for the film this year, which will include an awards campaign in all categories.

Brittany, 1770. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

NEON and Hulu remarked: “From the moment we saw this beautiful and captivating love story, we knew we had to release this film. From Celine’s writing and directing, to the absolutely absorbing performances, we couldn’t be more excited for audiences to experience this sensationally moving piece of cinema on the big screen.”

“We are thrilled by how audiences and buyers from around the world have responded to the ground breaking and emotionally gripping Portrait of a Lady on Fire. It is sure to cement Céline Sciamma’s reputation as one of the most exciting directors of her time. We are thrilled to be partnering with NEON to bring this progressive and potent piece of cinema to the big screen across the country. They are one of the most dedicated and passionate distribution teams in North America,” mk2 films remarked.

The film stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino. It is produced by Bénédicte Couvreur and is a Lilies Film production. The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman on behalf of NEON and Hulu and Fionnuala Jamison from mk2 films on behalf of the filmmakers. mk2 films is selling the world.

The film joins NEON’s highly acclaimed Parasite by Bong Joon-ho, which also just screened In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and Hulu’s growing premium film offering, which includes Academy Award nominated Minding the Gap, Grammy-winning The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, and upcoming critically-acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Devils Series Acquired by The CW for Fall 2020

The CW has acquired international thriller Devils, starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey, adding the series to its Fall 2020 schedule. The...

Cannes Film Festival 2020 Lineup Announced

On Wednesday, Cannes president Pierre Lescure and delegate general Thierry Frémaux announced the 2020 Cannes Film Festival lineup live from the UGC...

Lovecraft Country Trailer Questions What Is Reality

HBO has revealed the new Lovecraft Country trailer, which previews the drama series based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of...

Shudder Acquires Streaming Rights to Color Out of Space and The Shed

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced that it has acquired exclusive U.S. streaming rights for...

Showtime Offers LGBTQ+ Shows for Free for Pride Month

For Pride Month, Showtime has released the first seasons of iconic LGBTQ+ programs The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q and...

The Last of Us Part II Commercial Has Ellie on the Run

Sony Interactive Entertainment has brought online an extended The Last of Us Part II commercial, which features Ellie on the run from...