Sales outfit secures sci-fi feature and a Berlinale Forum film ahead of next week’s EFM.


Jan Naszewski’s Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has picked up Miguel Llansó’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs.

Produced by a Spanish-Ethiopian team Sergio Uguet de Resayre, Meseret Argaw, Daniel Taye Workou and Miguel Llansó, the film received its world premiere on Tuesday (Jan 27) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and will have its market premiere at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin next week.

Crumbs is the story of Candy, a strange-looking scrap collector, who embarks on a surreal epic journey through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape.

Llansó’s 2013 short film Chigger Ale about “Hitler´s Ethiopian clone”, also starring Daniel Tadesse Gagano, premiered at Locarno Film Festival and has been screened at BAFICI, Tampere, Hamburg among others. Crumbs is his debut feature.

Naszewski described Llansó as having “a very distinctive voice… and we want to nurture it”.

New Europe Film Sales has also picked up Dominga Sotomayor’s Berlinale Forum-bound Mar.

Produced by Dominga Sotomayor’s Cinestacion and Ivan Eibuszyc’s Frutacine, the film is a Chilean-Argentinian co-production.

Mar is the story of Martin, whose beach vacation with his girlfriend is spoiled by the arrival of his mother.

Sotomayor’s previous feature film De Jueves A Domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) developed at the Cannes’ Cinefondation Residence won the Tiger Award for best feature at Rotterdam IFF and best film awards at Indie Lisboa, New Horizons and Valdivia Film Festival.

Naszewski previously worked with Sotomayor as a co-producer and sales agent of the DOX:LAB-initiated short film La Isla (co-directed with Katarzyna Klimkiewicz), which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam IFF and Huesca IFF and screened at Telluride, New Directors/New Films, Indie Lisboa among others.