French sales outfit TF1 International has sold Raoul Ruiz's Venice title La Comedie De L'Innocence, starring Isabelle Huppert and Charles Berling, to the UK's Artificial Eye, and pre-sold Etienne Chatilliez's latest comedy Tanguy to Germany's Prokino.
The Ruiz title has already been sold to some 20 territories, most recently Spain which was taken by Vertigo, and a sale to the US is pending. Tanguy - the first title stemming from an output deal with French producer Telema - is also proving a hot seller with pre-sales to Canada (Remstar), Spain (Vertigo) and Benelux (Elysees) already in the bag.
The sales arm of the French broadcaster has five titles screening at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, including Rachid Bouchareb's Little Senegal and Ferzan Ozpetek's Le Fate Ignoranti, both in competition; The King Is Dancing, which is opening Panorama; Lost And Delirious, also in Panorama; and Ali Zaoua, in the Kinderfilmfest.
The company recently picked up Dominique Forma's Jeff Bridges-starrer Scenes Of The Crime, produced by Battleground Productions (The Contender) and currently in post, and also boarded as co-producer an adaptation of Arthur Miller's Homely Girl, A Life, to be directed by Israel's Amos Gitai.