Wind River: Taylor Sheridan’s Feature (Cannes Fest Certain Regard)

French indie distributor Metropolitan Filmexport has acquired French distribution rights to Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River which will play in Un Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest.

World premiering at Sundance, Wind River marks Sheridan’s directorial debut.

Sheridan is the screenwriter of Sicario and Hell or High Water which had also played at Un Certain Regard and earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture nomination.

Set on a Native American reservation, Wind River stars Elizabeth Olsen as an FBI agent who is investigating the murder of an 18-year-old Native American with the help of a local wildlife officer played by Jeremy Renner.

 Voltage reps the film in international markets.
Wind River will be released in the U.S. on August 4.

Headed by Samuel and Victor Hadida, Metropolitan Filmexport is one of main distributors of American films, both indies and studio movies, in France. Its upcoming slate also includes George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Doug Liman’s “The Wall.”

Other French pick-ups of Cannes-bound pictures include Byun Sung-hyun (Whatcha Wearin’)’s “The Merciless,” a South Korean crime action film, to Paris-based ARP Selection; and Hong Sang-soo’s “Claire’s Camera,” a French-Korean drama with Isabelle Huppert and Shahira Fahmy, to Jour2Fete. “Claire’s Camera” will open in special screenings at Cannes, while “The Merciless” is set for a midnight screenings slot at the festival.