Fortissimo Film Sales unveiled the pick-up of yet another title and the conclusion of a raft of sales on its diverse and expanding slate.
Company co-chief Wouther Barendrecht said that Fortissimo will be handling Fanchin (pictured) (literally "My Girl"), a feel-good film that has become one of the biggest grossing Thai films of recent years.
The film is a nostalgic story about a young man who returns from Bangkok to his rural home and falls in love with the girl from next door. "You cannot not like this film. We believe it will appeal to different demographics, younger audiences will identify with the characters while adults will recognise the story," said Barendrecht.
The film, unusually directed by a collective of six graduates from the advertising industry, has grossed over $4m (Baht140m) on local release in Thailand.
During the first days of Mifed Fortissimo closed sales on Jim Jarmusch's Coffee And Cigarettes with Tartan Films for the UK and with A-Film for Benelux.
On Alex van Warmerdam's dark fairytale Grimm it sold Greece to Art Free, Scandinavia to Triangel, Russia to Russian Report and Israel to United King. The same company also bought Richard Jobson's 16 Years Of Alcohol.
Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin was licensed to Prooptiki for Greece, while Spain's Karma Films bought documentary sensation Capturing The Friedmans and Israeli drama Jossi & Jagger. Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Last Life In The Universe, which debuted at the Venice festival in September, was sold to With Cinema for Korea, Filmhouse for Mexico and Solar for The Philippines.