The European Film Market came to a close with a flurry of last-minute deals.
One of the most notable deals was MK2's sale of Claude Chabrol's competition film The Flower Of Evil to Wanda Films for Spain and Portugal - two territories which because of the pay-TV crisis have been almost no-go areas for sellers in recent months. The film was also sold Providence for Brazil.
MK2 also sold Rain Children to Mont Blanc for Switzerland and Mikado for Italy, while Cineart-Cinelibre bought Benelux rights to Rain Children and animated feature Opopomoz.
Other deals included:
*Metro Tartan bought UK rights to Twilight Samurai from Shochiku ahead of its competition screening.
*Celluloid Dreams added Triangel of Scandinavia to its list of distributors pre-buying Francois Ozon's 5x2. Cannes 2002 title Angel On The Right was bought by Gemini for Mexico and Film Museum for The Netherlands. Gutek of Poland bought four: Ozon's Swimming Pool, Alexander Sokurov's Father And Son, Theo Angelopolos' Trilogy - Pt 1 and Takeshi Kitano's Dolls.
*Bavaria Film International sold competition film Lichter to May Win for Russia and Live Video E TV for Mexico; Nowhere In Africa to Denmark's Marco and to AG Market for the former Yugoslavia. Denmark's Ost For Paradise also took Bavaria's Falcons and Goodbye, Lenin!. Lenin also went to Ocean Films for France and Gaga for Japan. Mexico's Constellation bought Bavaria's The Flying Classroom.
*Beta Cinema sold Berlin 2002 title Baader to Camelot for Greece and German broadcaster ARD.
*Brussels Ave has sold Polish filmmaker Andrzej Czeczot's animated black comedy Eden to Germany's Neue Visionen and to CNC for Belgium and Luxembourg.
*Nordisk Film International Sales closed further sales on its popular chirldren's titles including Someone Like Hodder and Science Fiction to MFA for Germany and Most Media in Russia took all rights to Wolfsummer and Strong As A Lion as well as the adult comedy-drama Move Me.
*Trust Film Sales finalised its sale of Old New Borrowed And Blue to Senator for Germany and Austria.