Buyers Catch Valkeapaa’s ‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 8/19/2019 | Annika Pham
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Rolling off its Cannes Directors’ Fortnight world bow, J.-P. Valkeapää’s BDSM movie “Dogs Don’t Wear Pants” has been sold by The Yellow Affair to new U.K. distributor Anti-Worlds for the U.K. and Ireland, as well as to The Klockworx Co for Japan, Ama Films for Greece, HHG for Russia/CIS, Pilot Film for the Czech Republic and Kasi for the Baltics.

Further deals, notably with Australia/New Zealand, are pending, said Steven Bestwick, The Yellow Affair’s head of sales & business development.

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“Dogs” is screening this week at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films market, before heading to Toronto’s World Contemporary Cinema program, then segueing to Austin’s Fantastic Fest where it will have its U.S. premiere.

In his Cannes Directors’ Fortnight review, Variety’s Guy Lodge said: “For those who found too much fantasy in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’s’ depiction of S&M and its painful, cathartic pleasures, “Dogs Don’t Wear Pants” arrives as a welcome corrective.”

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