Veteran producer and Alfama boss Paulo Branco also talks about new productions including Cosmpolis’ growing cast.

Veteran producer and Alfama boss Paulo Branco has confirmed a handful of sales on Raul Ruiz’s The Mysteries Of Lisbon.

The film, made both as a TV series and as a feature, has gone to Music Box for the US, Wanda for Spain and Swallow Wings has taken
Taiwan. As previously reported, New Wave is aboard for the UK while Mostra De Sao Paolo will release the film in Brazil. Alfama has been
handling world sales alongside Doc & Films International. Branco reports that several other countries are in negotiation to take the

The Mysteries Of Lisbon has already posted 100,000 admissions in France.

Now, Branco is planning two further films with Raul Ruiz. One, a small untitled film, will shoot at the end of the year. The other, The Black Book Of Father Dennis, is based on a book by Castelo Branco (author of Mysteries Of Lisbon) and will be on a far grander scale. The feature film will be shot in France and Italy in 2012.

He also said that there was now a confirmed shooting date for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis(sold by Kinology but produced by
Branco) of May 24. Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche have also joined the cast.