EXCLUSIVE: Outplay Films has sold Rotterdam winner Something Must Break to Germany and closed a brace of other film sales elsewhere in Europe.

Something Must Break, winner of this year’s Rotterdam Hivos Tiger Award, has been sold by Outplay Films to Germany’s Salzgeber & Co. Medien.

Transgender filmmaker Ester Martin Bergsmark’s first foray into fiction was described by the Tiger Award jury as “a free-floating personal voyage… with a sincere and playful use of cinematographic language.”

The Swedish film is a love story set on the fringes of Stockholm, between androgynous Sebastian (who likes to dress as ‘superwoman’ Ellie) and Andreas, who is straight.

Other deals

Rise & Shine World Sales closed an all-rights deal for ex-Yugoslavia for the Riahi Brothers’ documentary Everyday Rebellion, which was awarded the Cinema For Peace Best Documentary Prize during the Berlinale.

Distributors from Italy and ex-Yugoslavia have picked up Noel Dernesch and Moritz Springer’s Zurich award-winner Journey To Jah, which has been long-listed for this year’s German Film Awards and screens in the LOLA@Berlinale sidebar on Friday (Feb 14).

In addition, Vienna-based EastWest Distribution told ScreenDaily that it is in “advanced negotiations” with nine countries to buy their first children’s title, Gabriel by Mikolaj Haremski.