Paris-based sales outfit Wide Management has unveiled a slew of sales on Romas Zabarauskas’ The Lawyer, which had its premiere at this year’s online edition of the UK’s BFI Flare festival.
The Lithuanian drama about a corporate lawyer, played by Eimutis Kvoščiauskas, who tries to help a Syrian refugee he encounters in an online chatroom, played by Doğaç Yıldız, received its market premiere at the EFM in February.
Wide has sold all rights (including theatrical) to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (OUTTV); US and Canada (Dekkoo); France (Optimale); plus VoD rights to Poland (Tongariro) and non-exclusive digital and TV rights for Spain, Israel, UK, EIRE, and Sweden (OUTTV).
Zabarauskas also wrote and produced the film.
The Lawyer was set to have its world premiere at this year’s BFI Flare festival. When the event was shifted online due to coronavirus, the film was made available digitally to press and industry professionals, but not on the BFI Flare public platform. However, the film’s team still acknowledges Flare as The Lawyer’s official premiere.