French sales agentCelluloid Dreams is flexing its muscles pre-Berlin, boarding yet moreEnglish-language productions in advance of the European Film Market.
New toCelluloid's roster is Bille August's Goodbye Bafana, based on the diaries of Nelson Mandela's formerprison guard. Co-produced by Banana Films with
Celluloidwill also pre-sell Francois Ozon's English-languagedebut, currently titled Angel (formerly
Celluloidhas also boarded Iranian Competition title It'sWinter (Zemestan), from director Rafi Pitts. Billed as a neo-realistic study on living andworking on the outskirts of
Newdocumentary pick-ups from Celluloid include Matthew Barney: No Restraint,a Panorama documentary about Berlin Jury member Barney, whose film Drawing Restraint 9 is also a Celluloidtitle. Sundance title I For India, meanwhile,directed by the
Celluloidis also selling Fear(s) Of The Dark (Peur (s) Du Noir), ananimation portmanteau film with international comic artists including Blutch, Charles Burnes. Pierre di Sciulloand Dupuy-Berberian making the crossover to movingimage for the first time. Due for delivery winter 2006, it is producedby Valerie Schermann and ChristopheJankovic/Prima LineaProductions with support from