Cineclick racks up Bow deals
Korean sales agent CineclickAsia has concluded a raft of sales on Kim Ki-duk's The Bow, screening here in Un Certain Regard. Thecross-generational love story has gone to France's TF1, the UK's Tartan Films,Spain's Golem, Greece's Audiovisual, Mexico's Filmhouse, Singapore's CathayKeris and Bright Angel in Benelux. The Bow has also been sold to Italy(Mikado), Russia (Intercinema) and Israel (United King). Japan's HappinetPictures, which co-financed the film with Kim Ki Duk Film Production, willdistribute in Japan.
Icon Listens to Fortissimo
Icon Film Distribution hastaken UK rights to The Night Listener from Fortissimo, it was announced here yesterday. This is the firstmajor acquisition that Alex Hamilton has made since being appointed Presidentof Icon UK earlier this year. Directed by PatrickStettner (The Business of Strangers), the Hart Sharp production stars RobinWilliams and Toni Collette.
Hitler'sSecretary strikes more Euro deals
Germany's Atrix Media andSola Media have concluded four more sales on its documentary Blind Spot:Hitler's Secretary. Monolith hasbought the film in Poland, Best Hollywood in Hungary, FEG in Netherlands andSAV in Spain. The film which is based around interviews with Traudl Junge,Hitler's private secretary, was the inspiration for the hit German dramaDownfall about the final days of Hitler's life.
Asante readies pair ofprojects
BAFTA-winning Britishdirector and former Grange Hill star Amma Asante (A Way Of Life) has been in town this week with two new projects,both of which she has written herself and is developing through her companyTantrum Films. One is a political thriller set in Europe, New York and Iraqabout a Condoleeza Rice-like politician. The other is an interracial love storyset in the Britain of the 1940s. "I'm happy to work with the Disneys and theother people who've sent scripts, but with the projects I've written and reallylove, I want to hold onto some measure of control," she said.