Frenchsales label Celluloid Dreams has reported a "robust"
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,
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,
MarcoBellocchio's Un Certain Regard title The Wedding Director sold to France(Films Sans Frontieres),
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
Celluloidalso announced an untitled project from SixFeet Under creator Alan Ball which also logged brisk business with deals tobe confirmed later.