Buyers ravenous for Sushi from Fortissimo
Company has busy Berlinale including competition world premiere of Come Rain, Come Shine.
Fortissimo has announced deals on Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, which will world premiere in the Culinary Cinema section. The documentary follows one of Japan’s most famous sushi chefs, 85 year-old Jiro Ono, as his legendary restaurant transitions to his son.
The film sold to Koch Media for Germany, Pretty Pictures for France and Golden Village for Singapore.
Fortissimo’s strong presence at this year’s Berlinale includes the competition world premiere of Come Rain, Come Shine, directed by Lee Yoon-ki; Mika Kaurismaki’s apartheid songstress documentary Mama Africa and Iwai Shunji’s English-language Vampire in Panorama, with Leon Ford’s superhero film Griff The Invisible opening the Generation 14section. Cast and crew led by the film’s star Ryan Kwanten will be attending. Transmission is set to release Griff in Australia next month with Indomina releasing in North America.