Sales of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Mortal Transferto Japan’s Amuse Pictures and Greece’s Rosebud are among a raft of deals sealedby Bavaria Film International at the European Film Market in Berlin last week.
In addition, Otto Alexander Jahrreis’ Zoom,which was shown in the Berlin Panorama section this year, was sold to Frenchdistributor Stewart and Korea’s KoreanFilm Art Center who also picked up Volker Schloendorff’s 2000 Berlinalecompetition film The Legends Of Rita (Die Stille Nach Dem Schuss). Moreover,Stewart secured the rights to Franziska Buch’s contemporary remake of the ErichKaestner children’s classic Emil And The Detectives (Emil Und Die Detektive)which is being released in Germany next week by Constantin Film.
Meanwhile, the Czech theatrical distributorCinemart picked up England! by Achim von Borries)
In addition, Brussels Ave sold Alain de Halleux’s comedy drama Pleure Pas Germaine to Paradiso Films (Netherlands), CNC(Luxembourg) and Ost for Paradis (Denmark) and is negotiations for sales toSwitzerland and Germany.
Media Lunapicked up international sales for Richard Glatzer’s triangular drama The Fluffer. Switzerland’s FreneticFilms picked up Jalla Jalla! and Italian For Beginners; Xenix acquired Maelstrom by Denis Villeneuve. TrustFilm concluded a four-picture deal with Kinowelt for Germany, Hungary andPoland on Italian For Beginners, Jalla! Jalla!, Don’s Plum and 101 Reykjavik.
Norwegiandirector Knut Erik Jensen’s documentary CoolAnd Crazy has been picked up for international distribution by NonStopSales. Czech sales outft Cinepol has picked up surrealist director JanSvankmajer’s Otesanekforinternational distribution. Metro-Tartan picked up UK rights for CatherineBreillat’s A Ma Soeur (Fat Girl) aswell as Ishii Takashi’s psychological thriller Freeze Me and the controversial BattleRoyale.