The sales company secures deals for Bela Tarr’s latest in 25 territories at EFM, with more under negotiation.
Territories sold include: France (Sophie Dulac Distribution) UK and Ireland (Artificial Eye), Italy (Movies Inspired), Germany (Die Basis Filmverleih), Russia & CIS (Leopart/Kinoprom), Benelux (Eye), Switzerland (Vega Film), Poland (Era New Horizon Distribution), Japan (Bitters End), Portugal (Midas Filmes), Greece (Artplex Attica), Denmark (Ost for Paradis), Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro (MCF Megacom), Czech Republic and Slovakia (ACFK), Romania (Asociatia Cultrurale) and Hungary (Mokep).
Films Boutique is also considering offers from the US, Spain, Brazil and the Baltics.
The much-delayed drama, which won the Jury Grand Prix at this year’s Berlinale, is Bela Tarr’s last as a director, according to the Hungarian master. Featuring Tarr’s trademark long takes and minimalist approach the story charts the difficult, rural life of a driver of a hansom cab in the late 19th Century.