Versatile hits the jackpot with Sparrows
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Paris-based outfit is handling international sales for Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film, which came out on top at San Sebastián
Launched at the start of 2013, Versatile, the French international sales agent managed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, is riding the crest of a great wave this year. Indeed, the Wild Bunch subsidiary’s slate includes the winner of the Golden Shell at the 63rd San Sebastián Film Festival: Sparrows [+see also:
interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile] by Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson. As previously reported, the first few images of the film were revealed last December in Work-in-Progress at the Les Arcs European Film Festival.
Standing out among the other titles being sold by Versatile are Paulina [+see also:
film profile] by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre, which bagged the Grand Prix in the Critics’ Week at the 68th Cannes Festival and the Horizontes Latinos award at the 63rd San Sebastián Festival (read more), Being 14 [+see also:
film profile] by Hélène Zimmer (popular at Tribeca), A trois on y va [+see also:
film profile] by Jérôme Bonnell and Nasty Baby by Chilean director Sebastian Silva (unveiled in the Panorama at the Berlinale). Titles in pre-production include the US production The Wonder Girls by Anthony Meindl, which will recount the misfortunes of East German swimmers who unwittingly fell victim to doping before the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
(Translated from French)