Charles Tremblay, President of Sphere Films, today announced the Canadian company has signed a multi-picture deal with the award-winning U.S. studio A24. Sphere Films will theatrically release nine A24 films in the Canadian market, including Charlotte Wells’ Cannes breakout film AFTERSUN currently screening as part of TIFF in the CWC programme and Ari Aster’s DISAPPOINTMENT BLVD. starring Joaquin Phoenix. The deal comes on the heels of Sphere Films’ recent acquisition of MK2|Mile End, cementing the distributor as a leader in the Canadian market.
“Sphere Films and A24 share a deep appreciation of innovative storytelling and original filmmaking, which makes this partnership an especially exciting one,” said Charles Tremblay, President of Sphere Films. “We are delighted to be in business with A24 and look forward to bringing these wonderful films to audiences across Canada.”
The list of titles that comprise the Sphere Films/A24 multi-picture deal include:
Ari Aster’s DISAPPOINTMENT BLVD. starring Joaquin Phoenix and A24 largest production to date; Daina O. Pusic’s directorial debut TUESDAY starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus; FUNNY PAGES by Owen Kline; Kelly Reichardt’s SHOWING UP starring Michelle Williams; Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard; legendary filmmaker Claire Denis’ STARS AT NOON and Lukas Dhont’s CLOSE, both of which won the Grand Prix after recently competing in Official Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut AFTERSUN which received critical acclaim at the Cannes Critics’ Week and is currently screening as part of TIFF; and GOD’S CREATURES by directing duo Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer and starring Emily Watson and Paul Mescal.