Cannes Is Done, And So Are The Deals: Here Are 10 To Watch

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The Cannes Film Festival has come and gone again.

Now that the red carpets have been rolled back up, the couture has been returned, and the stars (like model Karolina Kurkova, pictured) have all flown home, all that’s left of the festival is the deals.

And that’s when the real work begins — because nothing at Cannes, in the grand scheme of going to the movies, is an easy sell.

Here’s what films got their distribution rights snapped up — and who’s going to bring them to theatres.

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