Andrew Herwitz's The FilmSales Company has bulked up its Berlin sales slate with Israeli Filmmaker TomerHeymann's Paper Dolls, whichreceives its world premiere in the Panorama section. Herwitz is handlingworldwide rights on the picture.
Claudia Levin and StanleyBuchthal produced the picture, which chronicles the life of Filipinotransvestites who enter Israel illegally to work as carers for elderly Jewishmen.
On their nights off, theillegal immigrants perform a drag act in a group called The Paper Dolls.
The Films Sales Company'sEuropean Film Market slate includes James Longley's documentary Iraq InFragments, which recently played inthe Independent Film Competition: Documentary strand at Sundance.
That picture earned bestdirector, best cinematographer and best editor awards at the festival's closingceremony at the weekend.