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CANNES 2005 MARKET France

Celluloïd Dreams’s top sales

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The European line-up’s quality and diversity of the French International sales company Celluloïd Dreams bore its fruit during the Cannes Film Festival market which will close down tomorrow. With Lemming [+see also:
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and L’Enfant [+see also:
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in Official Competition, the deals have rapidly been reached according to Tanja Meissner head of sales. Dominik Moll’s film, which has already been sold quite well in Berlin, was bought in most of European territories, notably in Great Britain with Artificial Eye, in Spain with Vertigo Films, in Italy (Lucky Red), in Germany, Poland, ex-Yugoslavia and Austria.

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On the other hand, the Dardenne Brothers’s feature film which could be among the prize winners of this year Cannes Film Festival has been bought by Vertigo for Spain, Artificial Eyes for Great Britain, Camera Film for Denmark, Arthaus for Norway, Folkets Bio for Sweden, Filmladen for Austria and Cinéart for Benelux, but agreements have also been reached for Poland, ex-Yugoslavia (Tuck) and Switzerland.
Beyond Factotum [+see also:
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by the Norwegian Bent Hamer which completed the European sales already well opened in Berlin, Celluloïd Dreams sold Time to Leave [+see also:
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by François Ozon almost throughout the Old Continent, in Spain (Vertigo), in Germany (Prokino Filmverleih) and in Great-Britain (Artificial Eyes). As for the animated film Kirikou and the Wild Animals by Michel Ocelot, the negotiations succeeded on many territories particularly in Spain (Alta Classic), in Italy (Mikado) and in Scandinavia (Scanbox), the distribution in Germany is directly held by Celluloïd’s local subsidiary. Eventually, it’s worth mentioning that the Italian film Cuore Sacro by Ferzan Ozpetek found a buyer in Benelux, in Greece and with SPI in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, striking a very dynamic market for Celluloïd Dreams on the European part of its impressive line-up.

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(Translated from French)

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