South African film RedDust scored a clutch of international sales at the Toronto festival whereit had its world premiere.
The courtroom drama which is set against the Truth AndReconciliation Commission was licensed by Svensk FilmIndustri for Scandinavia, DNCSpA for Italy and RSVS for Benelux. Sales agent Pierre Weisbein of new salesagent Greenroom also reported several offer from other territories likely tosign soon.
Directed by Tom Hooper, from a script by Troy KennedyMartin Red Dust stars Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor as humanrights lawyer Sarah Barcant and African
National Congress Member of Parliament Alex Mpondo, who find their lives changed by ahearing in the small town of Smitsriver.
The film is a Distant Horizon and BBC Films productionin association with Videovision Entertainment and the Industrial DevelopmentCorporation of South Africa. It isproduced by Anant Singh, Helena Spring, David M Thompson and Ruth Caleb.