Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique has picked up Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ To Die Like A Man and US indie filmmakers Josh & Benny Safdie’s Go Get Some Rosemary.
The latter film, the first to be co-directed by the Safdie brothers, will have its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight. The family drama features Sage and Frey Ranaldo, the sons of Lee Ranaldo, one of the founders of the US band Sonic Youth. He appears in the film along with another “guest star”, film director Abel Ferrara.
Josh Safdie was previously been invited to the Directors’ Fortnight in 2008 with The Pleasure Of Being Robbed.
Meanwhile, To Die Like A Man will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard. The film tells the story of a veteran transsexual star from Lisbon’s drag scene who travels with her boyfriend to a magical world in the countryside.
According to sales agent Jean-Christophe Simon, the Portuguese filmmaker’s latest feature is “a powerful comedy/drama reminiscent of a mix between Monteiro, Almodovar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Films Boutique will also have the market premiere in Cannes of Darko Lungulov’s Here And There, starring David Thornton, Mirjana Karanovic and Cyndi Lauper. It won the Best NY Narrative Award at last month’s Tribeca Film Festival and was the closing film at this year’s FEST in Belgrade.
The fledgling sales company’s market screenings will also include Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s The Happiest Girl In The World, which won an Honorable Mention for actress Andreea Bosneag at last week’s goEast festival; Kazuhiro Soda’s documentary Mental; Thomas Woschitz and Naked Lunch’s love story Universalove; and Vincent Pluss’ The Noise In My Head starring Celine Bolomey. She won this year’s Swiss Film Prize for her performance in the feature.