Films Boutique and Media Luna New Films are among the latest sales agents to add titles to their sales lineups for the forthcoming Berlinale.
Films Boutique will be handling sales for Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr’s latest film The Turin Horse[pictured],which has its world premiere in the festival’s Official Competition, as well as for Israeli Nir Bergman’s Generation Kplus title Intimate Grammar - already a prize-winner at festivals in Jerusalem and Tokyo -, and actress Brigitte Sy’s directorial debut Free Hands about a passionate love affair between a woman film director and a prison inmate, which has its international premiere in the Forum section.
In addition, the Berlin-based company will be staging the market premiere at Berlin’s European Film Market (EFM) of Jairo Carrillo’s 3D animated documentary Little Voices which had originally screened at Venice Days.
Films Boutique will also be premiering the promoreel of Alexander Sokurov’s Faust which is freely inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play andradically reinterprets the myth. Starring Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinskiy, Georg Friedrich, Hanna Schygulla, Faust will be the last chapter of Sokurov’s tetralogy after Moloch, Taurus and The Sun.
Meanwhile, Media Luna New Films has secured the international distribution rights for Prashant Bhargava’s feature debut The Kite (Patang) which will have its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Forum section.
The Kushi Films production, starring Seema Biswas and Nawaz Siddiqui, weaves together the stories of six people set against the backdrop of India’s largest kite festival in the ancient city of Ahmedabad.
In addition, Munich-based sales agent Telepool will be having market premieres at the EFM for Lars Kraume’s futuristic drama The Days To Come (Die kommenden Tage), Dani Levy’s comedy Life Is Too Long (Das Leben ist zu lang) and Mike Schaerer’s Swiss Film Prize-nominated dramedy Bold Heroes, and will show a trailer of footage from Maggie Peren’s new film Color Of The Ocean (Die Farbe des Ozeans) which is currently in post.