The Chapel

Source: Picture Tree International

‘The Chapel’

Germany’s Picture Tree International has sold Dominique Deruddere’s Belgian drama The Chapel to a trio of territories ahead of Filmart.

The film has been taken for South Korea (Happy Song), Spain (Vercine) and Bulgaria (Beta Film).

The film is about a young pianist competing in the final round of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, who is forced to relive traumatic childhood memories of being bullied.

Released in Belgium on February 8, the film sold around 20,000 tickets, a “solid release even given the tough competition of films such as the Oscar-nominated Close,” according to PTI co-managing director Yuan Rotherbauer.

The Berlin-based sales outfit has also closed deals on Austrian period drama Alma & Oskar for Australia (Palace Film), Ukraine (Arthouse Traffic) and Bulgaria (Beta Film). The film previously sold to Taiwan (Sky Digi) and CIS ex. Ukraine (Rocket Releasing).

The company also sold organ transplant drama Risks And Side Effects to Ukraine (Arthouse Traffic), Germany (Filmwelt), Southeast Asia (Cinemaworld), Latin America (Encripta) and Romania (Bucharest Best).