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Netflix acquires Mountain Queen, a Lucy Walker TIFF documentary, as the heat builds on

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SK Global Entertainment, OBB Pictures, Avocados and Coconuts produced and CAA Media Finance represented the filmmakers in the deal.On Monday night Netflix snapped up US and select territories on Woman Of The Hour in a deal understood to be valued at $10m.

At time of writing there were signs of life in the US acquisitions market after the traditional opening weekend lull.

Among titles known to be attracting attention were Thea Sharrock’s Wicked Little Letters starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, and

Hit Man

, Richard Linklater’s dark comedy which received its North American premiere yesterday here in Toronto after debuting in Venice.Anthony Hopkins drama One Life directed by James Hawes has also won admirers, as have Michael Keaton’s noir Knox Goes Away

and Azazel Jacobs’ His Three Daughters starring Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Olsen, and Natasha Lyonne.As Screen reported earlier in the festival, there has been sustained interest on Christy Hall’s directorial debut Daddio

and Ava DuVernay’s Origin.Daddio stars Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn and has been high on buyers’ must-see list since it premiered in Telluride. It screens again on Thursday.Neon’s new sales division has been fielding interest on DuVernay’s Venice premiere Origin

, which got its North American premiere on Monday and screens again on Wednesday. Neon will distribute Origin

in the US.European Film Academy demands end to threats against Agnieszka Holland by Polish justice minister

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