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Cannes ’14: Wenders’ “Salt” lands distribution, jury prize

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's doc The Salt of the Earth (pictured), hot on the heels of its awards win at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
May 26, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s doc The Salt of the Earth (pictured), hot on the heels of its awards win at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

The film looks at the life and 40-year career of photographer Sebastião Salgado, following him as he embarks on a huge photographic project, in a bid to pay tribute to the planet’s beauty.

The 100-minute doc won a Special Prize honor from the jury of the Un Certain Regard section on Friday (May 23), and SPC has now acquired all U.S. rights for the film from French firm Le Pacte.

In a statement, co-director Ribeiro Salgado – who is the son of the film’s subject – said: “Sony Pictures Classics has the legacy of releasing some of the most compelling films of our times. I’m very excited for The Salt of the Earth. It couldn’t have found a better home in the U.S.”

Check out a clip from the film below:

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