EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales also secures deals for Italy and Brazil.
Polish drama United States Of Love (Zjednoczone stany miłości) has been snapped up by four major territories following its world premiere in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won director/writer Tomasz Wasilewski the Silver Bear for best script.
Jan Naszewski’s Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has sold the film to the UK (Matchbox), France (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Italy (Cinema SLR) and Brazil (Imovision).
This adds to previous deals secured for Spain (Golem), Greece (Strada), Ex-Yugoslava (MCS), Benelux (Contact), Sweden (Triart), Portugal (Films4You), South Korea (Brandon Young Ent.), Turkey (Bir), Switzerland (Xenix), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film Vision) and Taiwan (Flash Forward).
Set in Poland in 1990 – the country’s first year of freedom following the fall of communism - the film tells a story of four women of different ages, who decide it is time to change their lives.
It marks the third feature of director Wasilewski after In A Bedroom (2012) and Floating Skyscrapers (2013). The latter received its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and won the East of the West debut competition at Karlovy Vary.
The director of photography is Oleg Mutu, known for his work on In the Fog, In Bloom and 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days.
United States Of Love is a Polish-Swedish co-production of Manana, Commonground Pictures, Film i Väst and TVP. It is an EAVE-developed project, which was presented at Cinemart and Berlinale Co-Production Market.
New Europe is the sales agent behind the Icelandic Cannes Un Certain Regard winner Rams.