Nordisk Film has sold Swedish film Tsatsiki, Mum And The Policeman to Cinemien Film & Video Distribution for Benelux and Best Film Distribution for Poland.
The film, which dominated the recent Swedish Film Awards, winning prizes for best film, director, script and cinematography, has been a hot item on the Berlin market since opening the Kinderfilmfest last Thursday.
Meanwhile, Nordisk said German rights to the film are still available despite earlier reports that it had been sold to a German distributor. Nordisk said it expects to close a deal for Germany on the film later this week.
"It's important for us to find the right partners to distribute the film. As there is still one screening left on Tuesday, we'll hold on to the film until everybody has had a chance to see it," said Nordisk sales executive Annakarin Strom.
Tsatsiki, which also recently won top honours at the Goteborg Film Festival, is produced by Anne Ingvar of Felicia Film, directed by Ella Lemhagen and written by Ulf Stark based on his popular children's books. Offers for English-language remake rights are being discussed, and the film will also be screened at AFM, where Nordisk expects to sell US and Asian rights. Tsatsiki is also due to go to the children's film festival in Toronto in April.
Another Nordisk titles raising interest from German buyers is Berit Nesheim's Norwegian Eva's Eye. The book on which the film is based has been on bestseller lists in Germany for some time. Eva's Eye has already been sold to BIM for Italy and will be screened again in Berlin on Feb 16.