Montreal/London – July 22, 2014 – Séville International’s Vice President of International Sales Anick Poirier and Roadside Attractions’ co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff jointly announced the sale of the US rights to Xavier Dolan’s Cannes sensation MOMMY to Roadside Attractions.
From writer/director Xavier Dolan and producer Nancy Grant, MOMMY stars Anne Dorval (I Killed my Mother, Heartbeats), Antoine Olivier Pilon (Frisson des collines, Laurence Anyways) and Suzanne Clément (I Killed my Mother, Laurence Anyways).
Set in a fictional Canada, where a new law allows distressed parents to abandon troubled children to the hospital system, “Die” Despres, a feisty widow, tries to cope with Steve, her wild yet charming ADHD son.  While they both try to make ends meet and live under the same roof, Kyla, a mysterious neighbour, offers her help. 
“We’ve been fans of Xavier from the beginning of his career and we are so delighted to be associated with such a talented writer and director,” said Poirier. “Mommy was an incredibly hot title for us and we couldn’t be more excited to see this special film find such a well-suited partner in the US.”
Cohen and d’Arbeloff add, “Xavier Dolan and star Anne Dorval have created nothing short of the most monumental on-screen portrayal of a  mother we've ever seen - a combustible, loving, go-for-broke mom that US audiences will love as much as we do."
Roadside Attractions will release MOMMY first quarter 2015.
eOne/Les Films Séville is handling direct distribution of the film in English and French Canada while Séville International had a very active Cannes and has now sold MOMMY to over 50 countries.
Launched earlier this year as part of Harold van Lier’s Entertainment One Films International (eOne Films International), Montréal-based Séville International continues to build on the company’s success with high-quality independent films from Québec and Canada as well as around the world. Poirier and her team have a strong line-up of independent arthouse films with crossover potential and award pedigree that includes the upcoming and MA MA starring Penelope Cruz, from Morena Films, among many others.
The deal was negotiated by Poirier for Séville International and Howard Cohen and attorney Greg Bernstein for Roadside Attractions.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Séville International is the company’s Montreal-based international film distribution boutique specializing in strong independent films with crossover potential and arthouse films with award pedigree from Québec, Canada and around the world.
About Roadside Attractions
In its tenth year of operation, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $180M and garnered thirteen Academy Award® nominations.  Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, adapted from John le Carré’s bestseller, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright; Craig Johnson’s Skeleton Twins, winner of the Sundance Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig; and Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, the acclaimed Cannes’ selection starring Jones and Hilary Swank.   
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