Berlin-based sales agent M-Appeal has picked up Monika Treut's latest feature Ghosted which will have its world premiere in the Berlinale's Panorama section next month.
Ghosted is a co-production between Treut's own company Hyena Films and Taipei-based Chi & Company - it is the first ever German-Taiwanese feature co-production.
Inga Busch (Palermo Shooting) plays the artist Sophie who travels from Hamburg to Taipei to come to terms with the sudden and unexplained death of her Taiwanese lover Ai-ling. Whilst there, she is pursued by a journalist who seems obsessed with Ai-Ling's fate and mysteriously follows her back to Germany.
Treut last appeared in the Panorama in 2005 with the documentary Tigerwomen Grow Wings which portrayed three Taiwanese women epitomising the country's diversity.
In addition, M-Appeal has added Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komanderev's feature The World Is Big And Salvation Is Around The Corner to its line-up.
Starring Miki Manojlovic and Carlo Ljubek, the Bulgarian-German-Hungarian-Slovenian co-production has won prizes at festivals in Zurich, Warsaw, Bergen and Tallinn, among others, since its premiere at the Sofia International Film Festival last March.