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Italian deals at the EFM

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- BERLIN 2016: Sold by French company Doc & Film, the winner of the Golden Bear Fire at Sea also triumphed at the European Film Market

Italian deals at the EFM
Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rosi

The winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Fire at Sea [+see also:
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, was also a roaring success at the European Film Market. Sold by French company Doc & Film, Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary will be released in Belgium and the Netherlands by Cinéart, in Switzerland by Xenix Filmdistribution, in France by Météore Films, and in Germania and Austria by Weltkino. The film was also sold in Denmark to Camera Film A/S, in Sweden to Folkets Bio, in Norway to Arthaus, in the United Kingdom to Curzon Artificial Eye, in Greece to Strada Films, in Hungary to Vertigo Media, in Poland to Aurora Films, in Portugal to Leopardo Filmes, and in Brazil to Imovision.

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The EFM also proved successful for Edoardo Falcone’s comedy Se Dio vuole [+see also:
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: Intramovies closed the deal for Poland with Rafael Film, Hungary with Cinenuovo Kft, Turkey with Filmarti Film, the rest of Eastern Europe with HBO, Spain with A Contracorriente, and Latin America with CDI Film. The film was also bought by Gaga for Japan, Palace for Australia and New Zealand, and Encore Inflight for international airlines.

True Colours has announced that Edoardo De Angelis’s new film Indivisibili [+see also:
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, which is still in post-production, was sold to Frenetic Films for distribution in Switzerland, whilst negotiations are currently underway for the sale of the film in Belgium, Spain and Australia, with a strong expression of interest from France, Germany and the United Kingdom too.

Turning to purchases made at the European Film Market by Italian companies, Francesco Melzi d’Eril’s company Good Films will distribute News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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by Dominik Moll, which was shown out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Kalinka [+see also:
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by Vincent Garenq starring Daniel Auteuil and Agnus Dei [+see also:
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by Anne Fontaine.

Academy Two bought the Iranian film A Dragon Arrives! by Mani Haghighi at the EFM, which was in competition at the Festival, and Love & Friendship [+see also:
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by Whit Stillman, based on a story by Jane Austen, starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

BIM bought the rights from TF1 International to French comedy still in post-production Radin [+see also:
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by Fred Cavayé, starring Dany Boon. Videa bought the rights from Pathé International to A United Kingdom [+see also:
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by Amma Asante, based on Susan Williams’ book Colour Bar, starring Rosamund Pike; it also bought the rights from Protagonist to The Dinner by Oren Moverman, based on the book of the same name by Herman Koch, starring Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, and Laura Linney; and bought Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
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by Paco Leon from Wild Bunch.

I Wonder Pictures made deals with Wide House for Those Who Jump [+see also:
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by Abou Bakar Sidibé, Estephan Wagner and Moritz Siebert (selected for the Forum of the Berlinale), Shadow World by Johan Grimonprez, based on the book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein, and Renzo Piano, An Architect For Santander, by Carlos Saura, a reflection on the relationship between film and architecture. I Wonder Pictures will also distribute The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, directed by Morgan Neville; Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World by Werner Herzog, bought at Sundance, and Glory [+see also:
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 by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov in Italy.

Adler bought the rights from Sony Classics at Berlin for Maggie's Plan by Rebecca Miller, which was selected for the Panorama Section of the Berlinale, and from Terra Mater Factual Studios, Brothers of the Wind [+see also:
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, directed by Fernando Olivares and Otmar Penker, starring Jean Reno. Last but not least, Leone Film purchased Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, which is still in pre-production.

(Translated from Italian)

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