Before the European Film Market, Pathe executive vice-president Francois Iverne predicted that the relatively few US titles at EFM this year, owing to the WGA strike, would be good news for Pathe. A just-announced raft of sales on 16 titles would appear to bear him out.

Miguel Kohan's homage to tango which screened Panorama, Cafe De Los Maestros, sold to Kinowelt in Germany, Cineart for Benelux, Jin Jin Pictures in South Korea and Sterkinekor in South Africa.

Danny Boyle's market title, the $15m Slumdog Millionaire, pre-sold to Prokino for Germany, Svensk for Scandinavia, Cineart for Benelux, ABLO for Eastern Europe, Audiovisual for Greece, Phars Film for the Middle East, Myndform for Iceland and Tiglon for Turkey.

Also premiering in Berlin, Jon Harris' The Descent 2 was snapped up by Squareone for Germany, Svensk for Scandinavia, Luxor for the CIS, Audiovisual for Greece, Phars Film for the Middle East, Tiglon for Turkey and Myndform for Iceland. Harris will begin shooting the film in mid-April with a likely first-quarter 2009 UK theatrical release (through Pathe Distribution.)

Following a screening of premiere footage, deals were closed on Christophe Barratier's Paris 36 in Spain with Aurum, Portugal with Castello Lopes, Latin America (Verada for Brazil, Quality Films for Mexico, Alfa for Argentina and Cineplex for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia), Turkey with Dogon Productions and Taiwan with Serenity.

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud's feature documentary Oceans, scheduled for a 2009 release, sold to Universum in Germany.

Skate Or Die, the second feature from director Miguel Courtois, sold to Christal Films in Canada, Luxor for the CIS, Phars Film in the Middle East, R Film in Turkey and Myndform in Iceland.

Sales were also closed on Lorraine Levy's My Friends, My Loves, with the rights going to Arsenal in Germany, CP Digital in the CIS, Victory Productions in Benelux, Audiovisual in Greece, Dogan Productions in Turkey and Phars Film in the Middle East.

In further deals:

Jane Campion's Bright Star, to star Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell, pre-sold to RAI Cinema for Italy.

Saul Dibbs's The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, sold to CP Digital for the CIS.

Mark Tonderai's Hush sold to Madman for Australia and New Zealand and Luxor for the CIS.

Nash Edgerton's first feature, The Square, pre-sold to La Fabrique de Films in France.

Eden Lake, directed by James Watkins, sold to Tiglon for Turkey.

Nabil Ayouch's Whatever Lola Wants was bought by CCV for Scandinavia, Phars Film for the Middle East and Globosat in Brazil.

Paul Andrew Williams' second feature, The Cottage, sold to Luxor in the CIS.

Stephane Kazandjian's Modern Love sold to Phars Film in the Middle East and CP Digital for the CIS.

Further sales were completed on Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth with A Film for the Netherlands and Myndform for Iceland.