The Match Factory Publishes International Bids for Cannes Title ‘The Substance’

The Match Factory Publishes International Bids for Cannes Title ‘The Substance’

The Match Factory has closed a series of international deals for Coralie Fargeat’s Cannes Palme d’Or candidate The substancefollowing its lively premiere over the weekend in the presence of co-stars Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley and Dennis Quaid.

The blood-splattered body horror has sold in Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Spain (Elastica Films), Scandinavia (Nonstop Entertainment), South Korea (Challan), Hong Kong (Golden Scene Company), CIS (VLG.FILM LTD .), Ukraine and the Baltics (Adastra Cinema), Taiwan (Catchplay), Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), Poland (Monolith), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), the former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom), Bulgaria (Beta Film) and Romania (Independenta). Movie 97).

Deals have also been finalized for Japan and Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Portugal and Southeast Asia and are in final negotiations. Metropolitan previously acquired the film for distribution in France.

Mubi acquired world rights to the film on the eve of Cannes. The global movie distributor and streaming service retained all rights in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America and Benelux, with plans for a theatrical release this year. In addition, it also acquired rights for Türkiye and India.

The sale of the rest of the international territories is in charge of The Match Factory.

The substance, which marked Moore’s first appearance in a Cannes Official Selection film, enjoyed one of the most enthusiastic world premieres at Cannes this year with a 13-minute standing ovation.

The film revolves around a revolutionary new product called ‘The Substance’ that promises to transform people into the best version of their dreams. It comes with certain warnings and if not followed, the consequences are terrifying.

The film is a British, American and French production of Working Title, Blacksmith and A Good Story.