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MUBI Acquire Rights To Léa Mysius’s The Five Devils

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MUBI Acquire Rights To Léa Mysius’s The Five Devils
MUBI Acquire Rights To Léa Mysius’s The Five Devils

After picking up several titles at 2021 Cannes Film Festival, ahead of this years festival MUBI having been picking up great films. Last month The global distributor, streaming service they bought the rights to Park Chan-wook’s Decision To Leave, now they acquired Léa Mysius’s The Five Devils.

MUBI will release the film in North America, UK, Ireland, LATAM, India and Turkey. Starring Palme d’Or winner Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour), The Five Devils will receive its World Premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section.

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Wild Bunch International is handling international sales and negotiated the deal with MUBI.

Léa Mysius’s first feature, Ava, premiered at Cannes in the Critics’ Week section in 2017. She is also a co-screenwriter of Claire Denis’s The Stars at Noon, receiving its World Premiere in the Main Competition section at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Mysius’ screenwriting work includes collaborations with Arnaud Desplechin (Oh Mercy! and Ismael’s Ghosts), Jacques Audiard (Paris, 13th District), and André Téchiné (Farewell to the Night).

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Here’s the official SYNOPSIS
Vicky (newcomer Sally Dramé), a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she finds, which she bottles in an assortment of carefully labeled jars. One of those scents belongs to her mother, Joanne (Palme d’Or-winner Adèle Exarchopoulos), to whom Vicky feels an almost obsessive attachment. When the sudden reappearance of her father’s sister, Julia (Swala Emati), upends their conservative Alpine village and threatens the family’s sense of domestic bliss, Vicky finds that by reproducing her aunt’s smell, she can traverse a series of increasingly dark and archaic memories that reveal the secrets of her village, her family, and her own existence.

The film will be released theatrically in the US, UK and Ireland followed by an exclusive MUBI streaming release.

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