Pathé International did brisk business on its European Film Market slate in Berlin last week.
Sylvain Chomet’s animated feature The Illusionist, which screened in the Berlinale Special sidebar, proved popular with buyers selling to Japan (Klockworx), Italy (Cinema 11), Nutopia (Greece), Benelux (Paradiso) and the Middle East (Phars Film). A US deal is expected to be announced shortly.
Following on from its sale to Prokino in Germany, Dany Boon’s latest comedy Rien A Declarer pre-sold to Paradiso in Benelux, E1 in Canada and Wanda in Spain.
Africa United, from debut director Debs Gardner-Paterson, has pre-sold to Hopscotch in Australia, Svensk in Scandinavia, RCV in Benelux, Central Partnership for the CIS, Village in Greece and Teleview for the Middle East.
After strong openings in France and Japan, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s nature documentary Oceans sold to Hopscotch in Australia and Phars for the Middle East.
In other deals, Nicolas Varnier’s Loup sold to Spain (Wanda); Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran’s Tout Ce Qui Brille (All That Glitters) sold to Investissement et Commerce for Reunion and Madagascar and Phars for the Middle East; Claude Berri and Francois Dupeyron’s Tresor sold to Phars for the Middle East; Jon Wright’s Tormented sold to Planet Media in Germany and Eric Lavaine’s To Protect And Serve (Proteger Et Servir) sold to Maure Films for Reunion and Phars for the Middle