Good Time: Robert Pattinson’s Best Performance?

Netflix 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 to great acclaim.

Emilie Georges, 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 lesser pressure on the minimum guarantee.”

 

“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.

 

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.