Frenchsales label Celluloid Dreams has reported a "robust" Cannes on its bulging slate, ledby the newly-announced English-language remake of Michael Haneke'sFunny Games starring Naomi Watts. Thefilm, which will be released in the UK by co-producer TartanFilms, was snapped up by a raft of eager buyers including Germany's X-Verleih,Lucky Red in Italy, Canada's Seville, California for all of Latin America, and Sponge in Korea.

CentralPartnership signed on for all of Eastern Europe, with Triangeltaking Scandinavia, Cinelibre for Benelux, Bir Films for Turkey, Italia in the Middle East, Rosebud inGreece, Festive Films in Singapore and Portugal's Atalanta.

AnotherEnglish language debut - Francois Ozon's recently wrappedUK-set The Real Life Of Angel Deverell starring Romola Garai, Sam Neill and Charlotte Rampling- also reported brisk business, selling to Concorde in Germany, ABCDistribution in Benelux, Triangel in Scandinavia, Switzerland's Filmcoopi,Hungary's Budapest, Poland's Gutek, Italia for theMiddle East, Pro-Video in Romania, Chantier Films forTurkey, Canada's Seville, Singapore's Festive Films, Mexico's Tarantula andSponge for Korea.

KennethBranagh's trip to the Croisetteto woo buyers with footage from his opera adaptation The Magic Flute also paid off with Toshiba Entertainment signing onfor Japan, Sponge taking Korea, France's Films Du Losange, United King taking Israel, the Middle East goingto Italia, Lumiere signing on for Benelux, EasternEurope going to EAP, Audio Visual taking Greece, ESR Films Brazil, Mirius Tuck for the Former Yugoslavia and Atalanta for Portugal.

Oneof the festival's critical hits, Ray Lawrence's Directors Fortnight title Jindabyne, alsoreported brisk business, going to Benelux (Cineart),Switzerland ( Filmcoopi), Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment), Latin America pan-TV (HBO), Romania(Prorom), Brazil (Casablanca), Argentina (Alfa),Colombia (Babilla), Mexico (Tarantula), Israel(United King), Portugal (LNK), Middle East (Italia Film) and the formerYugoslavia (Discovery).

JohnnieTo's out of Competition title Election 2 went to the US with Tartan Films as previously reported,but also worldwide with Optimum taking it for the UK, Hopscotch for Australia, EMS for Germany, Avalon forSpain, ITI in Poland, Canada's Remstar, Californiafor Brazil, Strada Films in Greece, Romania's Independenta, United King in Israel, Victory Production inBenelux, Discovery in the former Yugoslavia and Atalantain Portugal.

MarcoBellocchio's Un Certain Regard title The Wedding Director sold to France(Films Sans Frontieres), Australia (Palace), Brazil (Casablanca), Switzerland (Filmcoopi),Malaysia/Indonesia (Suraya Filem),Israel (United

King) and Romania (Independenta).

Andthe first film on the new Celluloid Nightmares imprint, the Austrian slasher title Dead In3 Days by Andreas Prochaska, logged saes inGreece (Strada Films), Turkey (BirFilms), Middle East (Italia), Latin America (California), Singapore andMalaysia (Suraya Filem) andIsrael (United King).

SaidCelluloid's chief Hengameh Panahi,"Projects that we took on just before the start of Cannes paid off enormously. Resultson the Haneke remake of Funny Games were spectacular. It's a reprise of last year when our ToddHaynes Bob Dylan movie I'm Not Theresurprised everyone and then sold everywhere."

Celluloidalso announced an untitled project from SixFeet Under creator Alan Ball which also logged brisk business with deals tobe confirmed later.