Wild Bunch has secured sales of Iranian director Hana Makhmalbaf's first feature to the UK (Slingshot), Spain (Wanda), Canada (Crystal), Portugal (Lusomundo), Benelux (Imagine), Switzerland (Frenetic), Greece (Rosebud), Mexico (Quality), the former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Romania (IF), Israel (Shani), Turkey (bir), Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay (Pacha Mama), Colombia (Babilla), Taiwan (Flashforward), India (Immovision), Indonesia (Amero Mitra), and Korea (With Cinema).
'We are also in negotiations for the US and France,' Wild Bunch head Vincent Maraval told ScreenDaily.com.
The Makhmalbaf House production tells the story of a young Afghan girl attempting to go to school in a small town situated beneath a statue of Buddha destroyed by the Taliban. The film screened as an international premiere in Official Competition at San Sebastian, following its world premiere at Toronto earlier this month.
Wild Bunch has already sold most territories to Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days and is currently selling Barbet Schroeder's L'Avocat De La Terreur, both of which are screening in the Zabaltegi Pearls section at San Sebastian.