Trier’s Antichrist pre-sold to six territories
by Annika Pham
Denmark’s biggest film export, Lars von Trier, who has broken his own sales record with his comedy The Boss of It All [+see also:
film profile] (sold by Trust Film Sales to over 30 territories), has already convinced six international distributors to follow him on his next project: Antichrist, set to start shooting at the end of the year.
The horror film based on the theory that it was not God but Satan who created the world has been pre-sold to Lucky Red (Italy), Artcam (Czech Republic), Central Partnership (Russia), Gutek Film (Poland) – four distributors who already have The Boss of It All in their 2007 line-up – as well as Discovery (the former Yugoslavia) and Prorom (Romania).
Trust Film Sales will actively continue pre-selling the film in Cannes for Zentropa Entertainment.
Meanwhile, light comedy The Boss of It All is continuing its steady conquest of European screens. Following its fantastic opening in Italy last January (over 200,000 admissions for co-producer Lucky Red), the film has opened in Greece, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Hungary and the Czech Republic in March and is preparing for a May 3 opening in the Netherlands through A Film followed by a June 1 release in Slovenia through First Production. IFC in the US will release it on May 21.
Other titles on Trust’s slate have also proved highly popular with international buyers since the last European Film Market in Berlin: Panorama entry When Darkness Falls by Swedish filmmaker Anders Nilsson was bought by Teodora Film (Italy), Lumière Distribution (Benelux) and Rosebud Motion Pictures (Greece and Cyprus).
As for Anders Rønnow Klarlund’s political satire How to Get Rid of Others, which was Trust’s first theatrical release in Denmark last January, the film has now been bought by ten territories including China (DD Dream), Greece/Cyprus (Video Seven), Norway (TV2 Norge) and Italy (Lucky Red).
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