“Mapplethorpe” heads to Scandinavia, Hong Kong

Dogwoof has inked several European and Asian deals for Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's HBO-backed doc about the late photographer.
May 11, 2016

London-based distributor Dogwoof has inked several European and Asian deals for Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato‘s HBO-backed Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The company has sold the doc to Kool Films for Germany and Austria, Cineworx for Switzerland, Just Wanted for Italy, Edko for Hong Kong, AUD for South Korea, Non Stop for Scandinavia and Cinefil for Hungary.

The film, which is billed as the first definitive doc look at the late photographer’s life, premiered at Sundance and aired in the U.S. on HBO on April 4.

Dogwoof’s Cannes slate also includes the recently acquired Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach as well as recent Tribeca Film Festival titles LoveTrue, Burden and Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back.

Bombay Beach director Alma Har’el‘s LoveTrue is a meditation on the meaning of true love across three different stories, while Tim Marrinan and Richard Dewey’s Burden follows notorious performance artist Chris Burden, and Maura Axelrod’s Maurizio Cattelan profiles the elusive artist and satirical sculptor.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival kicks off today (May 11) and runs through May 22.

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