In a move that continues to cement Tribeca Films as a distributor of some of recent times more interesting films, the company has just announced it has acquired the distribution rights to Romantics Anonymous.
Romantics Anonymous is a smash hit in France and received an impressive response at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
The film tells the story ofÂ AngÃ©lique Delange (Isabelle CarrÃ©,Â Private Fears in Public Places), an unemployed, but gifted, chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents. Jean-RenÃ© Van Den Hugde (BenoÃ®t Poelvoorde,Â Coco Before Chanel) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction.
When Jean-RenÃ© hires AngÃ©lique as the new sales associate, the two nervous Nellies must face their deepest fears. With the chocolate business hanging in the balance, they are forced to fess up to their hidden sweet affections for each other.
According to Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative officer, Tribeca Enterprises: â€œFrench films have the rare ability to transcend boundaries and bring audiences together. Weâ€™re enormously pleased to have reached a deal in Cannes for this film, which has great comic moments, wonderful characters and extraordinary performances.â€
â€œRomantics Anonymous is universal in its appeal and its treatment of love and romance. We look forward to bringing it to a wider audience in the U.S.â€
â€œAt Tribeca Film Festival the audience welcomed Romantics Anonymous with such warmth, when we debated after the screenings people were so connected to the humor and emotion of the film, that I am particularly happy to know the film will be distributed in the United States and this conversation with American audiences will carry on,â€ saidÂ Jean-PierreÂ AmÃ©ris.
Jean-PierreÂ AmÃ©ris directed and co-wrote the film with Philippe Blasband. The producers are Nathalie Gastaldo and Philippe Godeau. Studio Canal released the film in France, where it has taken in more than $9 million to date at the box office.
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