Wellspring acquires latest from André Téchiné

BY Advocate.com Editors

December 23 2003 12:00 AM ET

Independent distributor Wellspring has acquired all U.S. rights to out French writer-director André Téchiné's latest effort, Strayed, starring Emmanuelle Béart. Based on Gilles Perrault's best-selling novel, the film premiered this year in Cannes. Wellspring is eyeing an August release for the film, a period piece that follows a young widowed schoolteacher who flees the German occupation of Paris with her children. During their escape, the family meets a charismatic teenager who helps them survive in the wilderness.

Téchiné's credits include the Catherine Deneuve films Thieves and Ma Saison Préferée and Alice et Martin, starring Juliette Binoche. Strayed is a French-British coproduction, which was sold through the Wild Bunch sales banner.

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