Bavaria Film International(BFI) has closed the first deals for Marc Rothemund's Sophie Scholl - TheFinal Days.
The gripping drama on thelast six days of resistance figure Sophie Scholl has been sold to Japan(Kinetique), Spain (Lola Films), Scandinavia (Future Films), Mexico (QualityFilms), Portugal (Ecofilmes), former Yugoslavia (Discovery) and Peru (GatenoFilms).
The UK, France and Italy areexpected to be closed before the end of market, while a number of USdistributors have reportedly expressed interest in the film.
Meanwhile, in anall-Scandinavia deal, Future Filmsecured the rights to Florian Gallenberger'sShadows Of Time which screened in the Berlinale Special sidebar.Brazil's Seven Arts Corporation picked up the family entertainment comedy MyBrother Is a Dog and Europa Films plumped for Bibi Blocksberg andthe sequel Bibi Blocksberg - The Secret Of The Blue Owls.
BFI also did brisk businesswith its international titles. Un Ano Sin Amor, produced by last year'sSilver Bear winner Daniel Burman, was sold to Wanda Vision (Spain), Cinemien(Benelux) and Gateno Films (Peru). Gateno also picked up the Finnish drama ForThe Living And The Dead, while last year's Cannes Un Certain Regard hit Whiskywent to Babilla for Peru.
Moreover, the Berlinalesurprise hit Mongolian Ping Pong was sold to Lumiere (Benelux) andAudivisuam (Greece).