In its first acquisition on the Cannes Film Festival, Neon has picked up North American rights to director Pablo Berger’s animated characteristic “Robot Dreams” forward of its world premiere in Cannes on Saturday.
The Spanish filmmaker of “Blancanieves” primarily based his first animated characteristic on the award-winning graphic novel by Sara Varon. “Robot Dreams” screens Saturday within the Special Screenings part of the pageant.
Neon beforehand scored three consecutive Palme d’Or wins with “Parasite,” “Titane” and “Triangle of Sadness.”
“Robot Dreams” is described as a “universal exploration of the importance and fragility of friendship.” It follows DOG, a New York canine who decides to construct himself a robotic companion. They grow to be inseparable, to the rhythm of Eighties New York metropolis, till the unhappy summer time night time when DOG is pressured to desert ROBOT on the seaside.
Berger can also be a producer on the movie, alongside Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé, Sandra Tapia Diaz and Ángel Durández, with Jérôme Vidal, Sylvie Pialat and Benoit Quainon coproducing. The deal was negotiated by Sarah Colvin on behalf of Neon with Adeline Fontan Tessaur co-founder of Elle Driver, who represents worldwide gross sales rights to the movie in Cannes.
Fontan Tessaur remarked, “I could not be more proud to have this genius rock-and-roll team on board to distribute this absolute wonder. We know that Neon will know how to get this film that overflows with emotion to the largest possible audience.”
Also on the pageant, Neon is premiering Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera” with Josh O’Connor and Isabella Rossellini.
Other initiatives in improvement and manufacturing at Neon embody Hunter Schafer’s characteristic movie debut “Cuckoo,” “The Painter and the Thief” narrative remake, Asif Kapadia’s “2073,” Joshua Oppenheimer’s Golden Age musical “The End,” starring Tilda Swinton, “Seeking Mavis Beacon” from director Jazmin Jones, “Cassandra at the Wedding,” primarily based on the Dorothy Baker novel and Kitty Green’s “The Royal Hotel,” starring Julia Garner.