Aggressive French sales outfit Memento has announced a raft of deals on films on its EFM slate.
Headlining the company’s Berlin slate is Peter Strickland’s competition entry Katalin Varga, which has now been bought for France (MFD), Benelux (Lumière/Filmuseum), Greece (Rosebud) and Former Yugoslavia (Megacom).
Memento has also closed deals on its Forum title Treeless Mountain by So-Yong Kim. This is the second feature from Kim (her first In Between Days, won the Special Jury Prize in Sundance 2007.) An autobiographical drama about two young girls abandoned by their mother, the film has already racked up a number of festival awards (Pusan - Netpac Award, Dubai - Best Film, Filmex - Special Jury Prize.) On the eve of the EFM, Memento confirmed that a US deal had been concluded on Treeless Mountain with Osciloscope. The film has also gone to Korea (With Cinema), and to the UK (Soda Pictures).
Also on Memento’s slate is North, by Rune Denstad Langlo (Opening Film, Panorama Special) which has been sold to Greece (Rosebud.) Produced by Motlys (also co-producers of Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments),North will be released in Norway by Sandrews.
Here at the EFM, Memento will also be screening Goodbye Solo, Ramin Bahrani’s third feature - after Man Push Cart (Venice 2005) and Chop Shop (Cannes 2007). The film is set for a US Release by Roadside Attractions (April 2009) and has been sold to the following territories: UK (Axiom), E1 (Canada), France (Pierre Grise), Benelux (Imagine), Switzerland (Xenix), Austria (Polyfilm), Greece (Ama), Brazil (Immovision), Portugal (Pantheon) and Middle East (Arab Media).