Memento Films International has announced strong sales following the AFM.
Dominik Moll’s gothic thriller The Monk starring Vincent Cassel, Sergi Lopez and Geraldine Chaplin was picked up in German speaking territories by Telepool with other sales in Latin American (California Filmes), Australia (Rialto Entertainment), Switzerland (Praesens) and Hong Kong (Edko) after having already had healthy pre-sales in Cannes. The film is currently in post-production.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Woman In The Fifth with Kristin Scott Thomas and Ethan Hawke went to Telepool for German-speaking territories, Madman in Australia, Film Depot in Russia, CIS and the Baltics, Hollywood Classics in the Czech Republic and Edko in Hong Kong with Korea under negotiation.
The Juliette Binoche vehicle Sponsoring, which will be delivered in the first semester of 2011, was sold to Benelux (Wild Bunch) and Israel (Shapira), with other territories under discussion. Malgorzata Szumowska directs.
Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Venice entry Silent Souls (pictured) was sold to Shadow Distribution in the US, KODCA in Korea, Folkets Bio in Sweden and Artplex in Greece.
Artplex also took Think Global Act Rural, the Coline Serreau documentary, as well as Shahada, Burhan Qurbani’s Berlin entry.
Julie Bertuccelli’s Cannes closing night film The Tree went to Zeitgeist in the US, Videa in Italy, WEG in India, Biorex in Finland and Incognito in the Baltics.
Finally, Gilles Marchand’s Black Heaven sold to Central and Latin America (Cine y Entretenimiento).