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Film Sales brisk on eve of Cannes

Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company has sold German rights to Rapid-Eye for Room 237, which premiered last year in Directors Fortnight.

IFC releasef the film last March, which investigates the cult status of the notorious room from The Shining and examines competing theories.

It will open in June in France through Wild Bunch Distribution, in Italy through Fetrinelli and in Japan through Broadmedia.

Rapid-Eye has also acquired Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, which premiered at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals.

Australian distributor Rialto has picked up Australian and New Zealand rights to Sundance documentary The Moo Man.

James Franco and Travis Matthew’s Interior. Leather Bar. has been sold to Pro-Fun in Germany, KMBO in France and Peccadillo Pictures in the UK.

The Film Sales Company slate includes Bottled Up and McConkey, on which it also holds US rights.

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