Spanish director Carlos Saura's musical Salome has sold to Japan, Benelux and much of South America.

After winning a prize for best artistic contribution at the recent Montreal World Film Festival, Salome screened last week in the official section out of competition at Spain's Valladolid International Film Week.

Florence Stern of international sales rep MK2 confirmed that talks are underway with other territories including the US (to an independent), Germany and Italy.

Prior to MIFED the company closed sales to Nippon Herald for Japan, CNC for Benelux, Imovision for Brazil and Distribution Company for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

MK2 will distribute Salome in France, where it premieres on December 18 following its November 22 release in Spain through UIP. The film, a Zebra Producciones production, stars ballerina Aida Gomez and actor Pere Arquille in a song and dance narration of the classic tale of Salome.