Sales agent Fortissimo Films has signed off withdistributors from a range of territories on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Somersault,including Metrodome for the UK, Prokino for Germany and Austria, and Vision forFrance.
Somersault was the only Australian film inofficial selection at Cannes. It is the debut feature for both writer/directorCate Shortland, producer Anthony Anderson, and his production company RedCarpet Productions, although it had the guiding hand of executive producer JanChapman, producer of Lantana and The Piano.
Other buyers to date include EP (Italy), LNK (Portugal)Audiovisual (Greece), Intercinema (Russia), Solopan (Poland), Look Now(Switzerland), Cinelibre (Belgium and Luxemburg) and A Films (Netherlands). Itis being released in Australia by Hopscotch in September.