Cannes Film Fest 2017: Robert Pattinson’s Good Time Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has acquired streaming rights to Josh and Benny Safdie’s Good Time, the heist thriller starring Robert Pattinson, which world premiered in competition at the 2017 Cannes  Film Fest.

Emilie Georges, the co-founder of MFI, said the deal signed with Netflix marked a milestone for the distribution of indie films. “Through this innovative deal with Netflix, we’re able to maintain our collaboration with all-right distributors and allow them to focus their resources on theatrical distribution with a lesser risk and a lesser pressure on the minimum guarantee,” said Georges.

 

“At a time when independent distributors are become more cautious on their spendings, we’re giving them first-window access to high-profile films while enabling them to split the risk with Netflix,” added Georges.

Set for a North American release by A24 on August 11, Good Time will also hit theaters in France (Ad Vitam), Germany and German-speaking territories (Ascot Elite), Benelux (Cinéart), Greece and Cyprus (Feelgood), Turkey (Fabula), Latin America (CDC United Network), Hong Kong and Macau (Bravo Pictures), Taiwan (Encore Film), India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives (PVR), South Africa (Times Media Films), Middle East (Falcon) and airlines (Captive).

Besides “Good Time,” Memento Film International’s slate includes Pedro Pinho’s feature debut “The Nothing Factory” which played at Directors Fortnight and won a prize, as well as Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” and Joachim Trier’s “Thelma” which will likely open at a major fall festival.

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