EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist has closed a string of deals on Clio Barnard’s well-received Directors’ Fortnight title.

Protagonist Pictures has closed a slew of deals on Clio Barnard’s well-received Directors’ Fortnight entry The Selfish Giant.

Deals have closed with France (Pyramide Films), Australia/New Zealand (Rialto Films), Scandinavia (Non Stop Entertainment), Benelux (Cineart), Middle East (Front Row), Greece and Cyprus (Strada Films) and airlines (EIM).

As previously announced, Sundance Selects took the film for North America and Artificial Eye for UK.

Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name, Barnard’s sophomore feature follows two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft.

The film won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film at Cannes.

“The buyer reaction to the film was spectacular and we have several further deals pending,” said Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge.

“The excitement around Clio and this stunning film was intense and we couldn’t be happier with the response from distributors, festivals and press.”

Tracy O’Riordan produced for Moonspun Films, with backing from the BFI and Film4.