Beta Cinema has announced a raft of dealsconcluded at last week's market in Cannes and expects the first sale for SergeiBodrov's Mongol to be finalised this week.
Mennan Yapo's thriller Soundless was soldto the US (Koch Lorber Media), France (97 Film Production & Distribution)and Brazil (Swen do Brazil).
Hannes Stoehr's Berlinale 2005 competition entryOne Day In Europe was picked up by Brazil's Europa Filmes and the UK'sPeccadillo Pictures, and Helmut Dietl's romantic comedy About The LookingFor And Finding Of Love by Korea's Activers Entertainment.
In addition, Peccadillo Pictures and ForteCinema (CIS) acquired the rights to Achim von Borries' drama Love InThoughts and China's Star Image picked up the World War 2 drama Ghetto.
Speaking to ScreenDaily.com, BetaCinema's head of theatrical sales/acquisitions Andreas Rothbauer also revealedthat deals had been concluded with Greek distributor artfree and CIS' RussianReport for Dominique Deruddere's The Wedding Party for which he also hasa "concrete offer" from the USA.
Rothbauer explained that the exceptionalinterest generated in Cannes last week for Sergei Bodrov's new project Mongol- The Early Years Of Ghenghis Khan would lead to a sale being concludedthis week with an unnamed European territory. In addition, the negotiations fora US deal were "at an advanced stage" and would then result in salesto further territories.