Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has racked up early sales on family animation Cattle Hill, which recently opened top of the box office in its native Norway.
The film has sold to UK (Kaleidoscope), Middle East (Empire), Benelux (Just Film), Russia (Ten Letters) and South Korea (L Company), with further territories likely to be inked in the coming days.
Released by Nordisk Film in Norway on Oct 19, the film topped the likes of A Star Is Born, Venom and fellow animation Smallfoot with a $400,000 debut. This weekend (Oct 26-28) it moved onto $660,000 to date just from the one territory.
Produced by Scandi animation outfit Qvisten Animation, the film is directed by Lise I. Osvoll from a script by Anne Elvedal. The story follows a young cow who lives in the city with her mum and dreams of becoming a pop star. It features songs from various Norwegian pop stars including Lisa Børud, Emilie Nicolas, ARIF & Unge Ferrari and Odd Nordstoga.
New Europe’s AFM slate also features County - from Rams director Grimur Hakonarsson - Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and Toronto title The Load, and 2018 Sundance selections Pity and Loveling.