Shooting The Mafia Berlin Film Festival

Source: Berlin Film Festival

‘Shooting The Mafia’

Kim Longinotto’s documentary Shooting The Mafia – about renowned Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia - is drawing buyers ahead of its European premiere in Panorama Dokumente.

Joint sales agents Paris-based company Charades and the UK’s MetFilm Sales are reporting deals to France (Le Pacte), Scandinavia and Baltics (NonStop Entertainment), ex-Yugoslavia (2I) and Poland (Against Gravity).

The film, which world premiered at Sundance, intercuts Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs capturing Mafia brutality with rare archival footage, classic Italian films and her personal memories.

It was funded by Impact Partners, Screen Ireland, private investors and Irish tax incentives.