By Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte2006-05-30T12:06:00+01:00
Sales agent The CoproductionOffice has announced strong sales on its Camera d'Orwinner East Of Bucharest by Romanian director Corneliu Porumbiou.
The film, which was also awarded the Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes,stars Mircea Andreescu, Teo Corban and Ion Sapdaru.
Sales were made to IstitutoLuce in Italy, Filmmuseum in the Netherlands, Bac Films for France, Folkets Bio for Sweden, Arthaus for Norway, Ost for Paradies for Denmark, Stadtkino in Austriaand Providence Films for Brazil.
The Directors' Fortnight film has alsodrummed up interest from the US,the UK, Canada, Spain, Hungary, Iran and Greece. The Coproduction Office's Philippe Bober expects deals to be closed shortly.
"The two awards, adding to excellent reviews,have certainly fuelled interest among buyers," Boberexplained.
East Of Bucharest will open the competition section of the upcoming TransylvaniaInternational Film Festival as well as having been invited to the Telluride, Karlovy Vary, Sevilleand Jerusalem festivals.
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