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Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski

German sales outfit Beta Cinema is reporting strong business across its 2018 European Film Market (EFM) slate.

The company has closed a series of deals on three of its titles that premiered in the Berlin Film Festival’s competition programme this year.

Thomas Stuber’s In The Aisles has gone to France (KMBO), Spain (Surtsey), Benelux (Cherry Pickers), Japan (Aya Pro), China (Lemon Tree), Taiwan (Flash Forward), Baltics (A-One), Greece (Strada), Turkey (Filmarti), Poland (Aurora), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe) and the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Croatia). Read Screen’s review here.

The US sale to Music Box Films was announced during the festival. The comedy-drama stars Franz Rogowski (Transit) and Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann).

Emily Atef’s 3 Days In Quiberon, reviewed here, has sold to Benelux (Contact), Baltics (A-One), China (Lemon Tree), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe) and the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Croatia), while Milko Lazarov’s Ága has gone to Switzerland (trigon-film), Baltics (A-One) and China (Lemon Tree).

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Elsewhere on Beta’s slate, the company has sold the well-received Panorama Special opening film Styx by Wolfgang Fischer to France (Sophie Dulac), Benelux (Imagine Film), Switzerland (trigon-film), Greece (Weird Wave), former Yugoslavia (Discovery) and China (Lemon Tree).

Chinese outfit Lemon Tree has also struck an agreement with Beta for Generation 14plus-entry Cobain, family entertainment feature Shiverstone Castle 2 and Venice Day’s Award-winning Candelaria. The latter has also sold to Germany (DCM), France (Sophie Dulac), Lithuania (KP Distribution) and Greece (Danaos).

Finally, Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince has now also sold to Greece (Ama Films), South Korea (Main Title), Singapore (Lighthouse) and Taiwan (Proview). A North and Latin America deal with Sony Pictures Classics was announced during the festival. To read Screen’s review, click here.

These deals now join the current list of distributors which includes Lionsgate (UK), Concorde (Germany), September Film (Benelux), Sky Vision (Italy), Kodeks Medya (Turkey), Discovery (the former Yugoslavia), Frenetic Films (Switzerland) and Vendetta Films (AUS/NZ), while further deals for France, Spain and Japan amongst others are in negotiations.