Andrew Herwitz of New York-basedThe Film Sales Company has picked up worldwide rights to five films forrepresentation during Cannes led by Hungarian thriller Kontroll from US-born director Nimrod Antal which has been abig local hit and is screening in Un Certain Regard.
Herwitz has also beenhandling three films which premiered at last week's Tribeca Film Festival - Brotherhood, Lilibet Foster's documentary which explores thelife of the New York City Fire Department, the three year-old ThePornographer: A Love Story whichstars Irene Jacob, Martin Donovan and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Freeze Frame, a futuristic genre film starring Lee Evans whichUniversal will release in the UK and Ireland in July.
The fifth film Herwitz isrepresenting is David Hickson's Beat The Drum, a drama about a little boy orphaned by the AIDSepidemic and his journey from his village to Johannesburg to find his uncle.
Kontroll is set in the world of the Budapest underground railsystem where a hooded killer is on the loose. Written by Antal with Jim Adler,it stars Sandor Csanyi and Zoltan Mucsi.
Brotherhood, which is the first film Foster has directed,although she produced the Oscar nominated Speaking In Strings. It follows New York City firefighters in theaftermath of 9/11.
The Pornographer: A LoveStory was directed by Alan Wade,while Freeze Frame was directedby John Simpson and co-stars Sean McGinley, Rachael Stirling and Ian McNiece.