Fortissimo Films has closeda string of sales on Competition title Shanghai Dreams and drama Snow Cake, starring Sigourney Weaver, and racked up furtherdeals on The Night Listener and U-CarmeneKhayelitsha.
Shanghai Dreams, directed by China's Wang Xiaoshuai, has gone toItaly's Teodora, Brazil's Imagem, A Films for Benelux and Roadshow for Greece.A drama set against China's opening and reform in the 1980s, the film screensin Competition on Tuesday.
Meanwhile Dendy has takenrights for Australia and New Zealand to Marc Evans' Snow Cake, currently shooting in Canada, in which Weaver playsan autistic mother coping with the loss of her daughter. The film, which alsostars Alan Rickman and Carrie-Anne Moss, has also gone to Brazil (Imagem) andGreece (Roadshow).
Meanwhile, Fortissimo hasalso sold Berlin winner U-Carmen to Dendy (Aus/NZ) and Roadshow (Greece), inaddition to several sales that were closed in the run-up to Cannes. Inaddition, The Night Listener,produced by Hart Sharp Entertainment and starring Robin Williams, has gone toImagem for Brazil and Prooptiki for Greece and the Balkans following on fromsales secured prior to Cannes.