Bavaria Film International, Memento Films International, Sola Media and Aktis Film International have taken on sales for six films screening at this year’s Berlinale.
Bavaria Film International will be handling international sales for Russian director Alexey Popogrebsky’s (pictured) competition film How I Ended This Summer, a two-hander set at a Polar weather station in Siberia. It stars Sergei Puskepalis.
The Munich-based sales company will also represent Anahi Berneri’s Argentine-French co-production It’s All Your Fault, which will have its world premiere in the main Panorama’s programme.
Meanwhile, France’s Memento Films International will be selling German-Afghan debut filmmaker Burhan Qurbani’s drama Shahada and Natalia Smirnoff’s Puzzle (Rompecabezas) which are both having their world premieres in the Berlinale’s official selection.
At the same time, Sola Media has taken on international distribution for Norwegian multi-talent Asleik Engmark’s first feature Twigson, which has already been a local box-office hit and will be competing in Berlin for the Crystal Bear in the Generation Kplus competition.
Finally, Stelios Ziannis’ company Aktis Film International will handle Matti Geschonneck’s Boxhagener Platz, based on Torsten Schulz’s novel set in East Berlin during 1968. It will premiere in the Berlinale Special sidebar.