EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales agency has acquired rights to The Future, It Felt Like Love, Halley and A Teacher.
The films will also receive their market premieres at the EFM in Berlin next month, while The Future, It Felt Like Love and Halley have been selected to screen at Rotterdam..
The Future (Il Futuro) premieres in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and stars Rutger Hauer and Manuella Martelli in the story of an orphaned girl who has an affair with a former Mr Universe in the hopes of stealing from him.
Alicia Scherson directed from her adapted screenplay based on the novel Una Novelita Lumpen by Roberto Bolaño. Bruno Bettati, Christoph Friedel, Mario Mazzarotto, Claudia Steffen, Emanuele Nespeca, Luis Ángel Ramirez, Álvaro Alonso and Nicolas Vaporidis produced the Chile-Germany- Italy and Spain co-production.
It Felt Like Love will screen in NEXT. Eliza Hittman’s feature directorial debut takes place on the outskirts of Brooklyn where a 14-year-old girl embarks upon a dangerous sexual quest.
Shrihari Sathe and Laura Wagner produced and the film stars Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein, Jesse Cordasco, Nicolas Rosen and Case Prime.
A Teacher also screens in NEXT and tells of a teacher who embarks upon an affair with one of her students. Hannah Fidell wrote, directed and produced the film, which won US In Progress Grand Prize at the Champs-Elysees Film Festival last May.
Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain star and ICM Partners represent North American rights.
Sebastian Hofmann’s New Frontier entry Halley is a Mexican arthouse ‘body horror’ film about a gym guard who is decomposing and becomes friends with the manager.
Julio Chavezmontes produced with Carlos Reygadas’ longtime producer Jaime Romandia of Mantarraya. Alberto Trujillo and Lourdes Trueba are among the cast.