Christian Petzold's Berlin Competition film Yella, which won a Silver Bear for lead actress Nina Hoss, has been sold by The Match Factory to six territories, with further deals in the offing with distributors in the US and Scandinavia, among others.
Sales on the Schramm Film production were completed in Berlin with Artificial Eye (UK), Independenta Film (Romania), cinemax (Greece), Frenetic Films (Switzerland), Stadtkino (Austria) and Atalanta Filmes (Portugal).
In addition, Atalanta Filmes picked up Maria Speth's Madonnas, which had premiered in the festival's Forum section, while Ozer Kiziltan's Takva - A Man's Fear of God, which won the FIPRESCI prize for the best film in the Panorama section, was bought by Swiss distributor Cineworx.
The Match Factory also reported sales on Dusan Milic's Romeo And Juliet story to Carmen Video (CIS countries), Lady Film (Italy) and Starlet Media (Sweden) with 'strong interest' from Spain, while Sven Taddicken's Emma's Bliss went to Korea (Sejong Communications) and Canada (K-Films Amerique) and negotiations are in their final stages with distributors for Sweden and Greece.
Bahman Ghobadi's San Sebastian winner Half Moon was picked up by Strand Releasing for the USA and CTV International for France, and Russian dramatist Ivan Vyrypaev's feature film debut Euphoria by Poland's Kino Swiat, with final talks underway for a sale to Greece.
Moreover, rights to the Aki Kaurismaki Library were acquired by Pyramide (France), Intercinema (Russia) and Rosebud (Greece, selected titles).