RenaissanceFilms has acquired international rights to Marcos Siega's PrettyPersuasion,and has concluded a string of sales on Rwandan genocide drama Shooting Dogs.
UKbased international sales financing outfit Renaissance will give PrettyPersuasion itsfirst market screening at the European Film Market during this year'sBerlin Film Festival.
RoadsideAttractions/Goldwyn recently acquired the North American rights at lastmonth's Sundance Film Festival where it was screened in DramaticCompetition and will release the film in late Summer.
Thefilm is billed as a 'contemporary dark comedy of do-it-yourself scandal,easy fix pill-popping, a manipulate-the-media society and an overnightcelebrity obsessed culture. '
"PrettyPersuasion isa brilliant satire that rips apart complacency about Western values and we aredelighted to be showing this film to distributors at Berlin", said AngusFinney, managing director of Renaissance Films.
Meanwhile,Shooting Dogswas sold to Haute et Court (France), Lauren Film (Spain), A-Film/Cinelibre(Benelux), Frenetic (Switzerland), Gussi (Mexico), Odeon (Greece) and Phars(Middle East).
Directedby Michael Caton-Jones, it stars Hugh Dancy, John Hurt and newcomer Claire-HopeAshitey.
Thefilm, currently in post-production was shot on location in and around Kigali,Rwanda.
ShootingDogs is a BBCFilms and UK Film Council New Cinema Fund presentation in association with IDC,Invicta Capital, Filmstiftung NRW and Perfect Features of a CrossDay/EgoliTossell production. JensMeurer's independent distribution company, TimeBandits, will release thefilm in Germany.