EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales company racks up deals ahead of AFM.
Films Boutique is set to attend the American Film Market next week with Polish Oscar submission Walesa. Man of Hope, and has already secured a slew of sales.
Andrzej Wajda’s biopic, which received its world premiere at Venice before screening at Toronto, has been picked up for:
- France, Version Originale
- Spain, A Contracorriente Films
- Japan, New Select
- Portugal, Films 4 You
- Sweden, Triart
- Denmark, Camera films
- Greece: Filmtrade
- Hungary, Cirko
- Romania, Independenta films
- Czech/Slovak, Artcam
- Brazil, Esfera Filmes
- Colombia/LatAm TV: Cineplex
- Estonia, Estin Film
Negotiations are ongoing in North America, German-speaking territories and Benelux.
The film has recorded 615,000 admissions after just three weeks on release in Poland.
It depicts the life of Lech Walesa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland’s Solidarity movement, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.
The film marks the concluding part of Wajda’s trilogy that also includes Man Of Marble (1976) and Man Of Iron (1981). It is expected to be the 87-year-old Polish auteur’s final film.