Bavaria Film Internationalhas taken international sales for Africa United, ahead of its worldpremiere in Karlovy Vary's Documentary Competition on July 6.
Directed by Olaf Johannessonand shot on location in Iceland, Serbia, Morocco, England and Germany, itfollows a football-crazy coach and his team - immigrants from Morocco, Nigeria,Columbia, Serbia, Kosovo, Gambia and Guinea - as they compete in Iceland'ssemi-professional third division.
Produced by Johannesson'sown Poppoli Pictures Iceland in association with Zik Zak Filmworks, backersinclude the Icelandic Film Fund, the Nordisk Film Fund and European football'sgoverning body UEFA.
Bavaria Film has alsoboarded another Karlovy Vary title, Chilean film-maker Raoul Ruiz's The LostDomain, with Gregoire Colin and Francois Cluzet, which enjoys itsinternational premiere on July 8.
The deals come days afterBavaria Film sold Fatih Akin's Crossing The Bridge: The Sound Of Istanbulto Soda Pictures for the UK. Soda previouslyhandled Akin's Golden Bear winner Head-On.
At Cannes, where the musicdocumentary enjoyed an Out Of Competition world premiere, Bavaria Film alsoconcluded deals with A-Film (Benelux), Golem (Spain), Discovery Film (theformer Yugoslavia) and Orlando (Israel).
* In other business atMunich, Spain's Civite picked up Peter Lichtefeld's Playa Del Futuro, whichscreened in competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival this monthfrom Kinowelt.
Beta Cinema also confirmedthat Sergei Bodrov's Mongol: The Early Years Of Ghenghis Khan has now been soldto Lumiere (Benelux), Hopscotch (Australia) and Consorcio Europa (Brazil).