EXCLUSIVE: Difret, Macondo, Ping Pong Summer among sellers for German outfit.
Jean-Christophe Simon’s German sales house Films Boutique has seen strong demand for its versatile slate of festival and market titles.
Sundance award-winner Difret, directed by Zeresenay Mehari and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, has been acquired during the EFM by Cinéart for Bénélux, Agora films in Switzerland and Golem is Spain.
Films Boutique is licensing for French outfit Ad Vitam who picked up world rights last week and will release in France.
French rights on competition title Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai have been snapped up by Memento after the film’s first market screening and CEO Simon is now weighing up a number of other offers.
Berlin-based Films Boutique has closed sales on Michael Tully’s Sundance premiere Ping Pong Summer, starring Susan Sarandon, for French-speaking countries (Potemkine), Russia (P&I Films), Turkey (Birfilms) and world airlines rights with Cinesky Pics.
Deals have also locked for Panorama special entry Cracks in Concrete for France (KMBO) and Blind Dates for Switzerland (Trigon).
Daniel Ribeiro’s The Way He Looks has also invited a string of offers.