Buyers swim to Reel Suspects’ Vanishing Waves
Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based sales outfit Reel Suspects has confirmed a raft of deals on its new sci-fi melodrama Vanishing Waves.
The film has been picked up in France (Helios Films, who will release in April), Italy (PFA), Spain (Aquelarre), Canada (Artsploitation), Greece (Artplex) and Taiwan (Best Digital).
On the eve of the European Film Market, Reel Suspects also snapped up world rights to Panorama title Lose Your Head, directed by Stefan Westerwelle and Patrick Schuckmann. Lovadina bills it as “a German psycho thriller version of l’Auberge Espagnole”.
Reel Suspects is also holding its first market screenings of Ritual: A Psychomagic Story. The film was produced by Esperimento Cinema and is based on writings by Chilean-French maverick Alejandro Jodorowsky, the director of cult films such as Santa Sangre, The Holy Mountain and El Topo. Ritual, directed by Italian newcomers Luca Immesi and Giulia Brazzale, is a drama rooted in magic and psychoanalysis.
Lovadina has also confirmed a deal on Reel Suspects’ Alain Robbe-Grillet Collection of library titles with the BFI for the UK. This includes newly restored versions of such titles as L’Immortelle (1963) and Trans-Europ-Express (1966).