Fledgling Italian sales outfit Buskin Film has picked up worldwide rights to three films which are set to screen at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival: Peter Del Monte's Against The Wind (Controvento), Luciano Emmer's A Long, Long, Long Night Of Love and Rosalia Polizzi's Reconciled.
Against The Wind, produced by Italy's Poetiche Cinematografiche, is about two sisters, played by Valeria Golino and Margherita Buy, who also stars in Berlin competition title Ignorant Fairies.
Polizzi's second feature, Reconciled, produced by Tecnovisual, examines the subject of Italian terrorism in the 1970s. Both Reconciled and Against The Wind have been selected for Berlin's Panorama section.
The third Buskin pick-up, A Long, Long, Long Night Of Love, will screen as a special tribute to director Luciano Emmer, who won a prize at the first edition of Berlin, and who is widely associated with post-war Italian cinema. The film, which stars Marie Trintignant, Isabelle Pasco and Ornella Muti, follows six intertwined love stories which unfold during the course of one night. It is produced by Gam Film, Film 7 International and Rai Cinema.
Rome-based Buskin Film was founded last year by producer Roberto Bessi, with the aim of creating an international commercial market for Italian auteur films. The company recently set up an office in LA, and is also involved in film production.