Umbrella Entertainment is renewing its relationship with Fred Schepisi after releasing the director.s first two movies, The Devil.s Playground (1976) and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), on DVD.
At the Toronto International Film Festival Umbrella MD Jeff Harrison went to the world premiere of Words and Pictures, Schepisi.s Us-set romantic comedy/drama starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
Harrison made an offer for the Australian rights and a deal was negotiated with the international sales rep, Nicolas Chartier.s Voltage Pictures. Roadside Attractions subsequently bought the Us rights.
Owen plays Jack Marcus, an English teacher at a New England prep school. Jack is a former literary star who hasn.t had a book published in years. Estranged from his son, he takes refuge in booze, which gets him banned from the local pub.
His life changes when he meets art instructor Dina Delsanto (Binoche), who.s been forced »
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