Mike Leigh nabbed by Sony

Cannes 2010 - Mike Leigh's Palme d'Or contender Another Year has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics.

This over marks the first significant US acquisition in what has been a generally cautious year for the Cannes market.

Cannes 2010

Starring Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent, Another Year focuses on the lives of an interconnected ensemble of family and friends in North London.

Leigh's quiet, warm-hearted drama has received some of the most consistent praise of the competition entries screened thus far, with many looking to this as the current Palme d'Or frontrunner.

Would you like to see Leigh scoop the big palm o' gold?