Brazilian international sales company Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV is fielding at least three offers from US buyers to Jose Henrique Fonseca's The Man Of The Year (O Homem Do Ano), which made the official selection in Berlin last month.
The story of how a regular guy turns into a hired gun and hero in his hometown played to rave reviews in Berlin.
Meanwhile, Grupo Novo has launched a restored and remastered DVD package of five titles by Cinema Novo director Glauber Rocha. Among the titles are Black God White Devil (Deus E O Diabo Na Terra Do Sol) which nabbed the critic's prize at the 17th Cannes Film Festival in 1964 when Rocha was only 25 years old. Other titles include Antonio Das Mortes (O Dragao Da Maldade Contra O Santo Guerreiro) which won him the Best Director Prize in Cannes in 1969, Anguished Land (Terra En Transe), Age Of The Earth (A Idade Da Terra) and his debut feature Barravento. The package has begun to spark some interest since its initial presentation in Berlin.