German sales outfit Bavaria Film International has done strong business on Berlin competition film Good Bye, Lenin!. Deals were closed on the spot with France's Ocean Films and Japan's Gaga Communications. It is in negotiations with distributors from the US, UK, Spain and Italy.
Ahead of today's Oscar nominations, Germany's entry for best foreign-language film, Caroline Link's Nowhere In Africa was sold to A-Film for the Benelux region.
Among Bavaria's other Berlin market titles, The Flying Classroom, directed by Tomy Wigand from the bestselling novel by Erich Kaestner, was sold to Mexico's Constellation Pictures. PWI bought TV-rights for Latin-America.
Venice title, Fuehrer Ex by Winfried Bonengel, Baby by Phillip Stoelzl and Solino by Fatih Akin, were sold to Italy's Cattleya. Heart Over Head by Michael Gutmann went to Denmark's Miracle Film Distribution.