Festival films eclipse market (2)
by Annika Pham
The hottest titles of Directors' Fortnight turned out to be opening film Control [+see also:
film profile] by Anton Corbijn, sold to a dozen territories by Becker International, including the UK (Momentum), France (La Fabrique de Films), Benelux (Paradiso), Portugal (LNK), Greece (ArtFree), Scandinavia (Atlanta) and Poland (Gutek); and the sweet Caramel [+see also:
film profile] by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, which Roissy Films sold to 21 countries, including France (Bac Films), Benelux (Cinemart), German speaking territories (Alomode), Spain (Alta Classics) and the US (Roadside Attractions).
Un Certain Regard had its own gems, such as Israeli director Eran Kolirin’s award-winning debut feature The Band’s Visit (see awards articles on Un Certain Regard and FIPRESCI), sold by Bleiberg to Italy (Mikado), Spain (Manga), Greece (Audio Visual), Switzerland (Xenix), with French co-producer Sophie Dulac holding on to French rights.
You, the Living [+see also:
interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile] by Sweden’s Roy Andersson received a standing ovation at the Salle Debussy and entertained critics and buyers alike, with rights going to France (Les Films du Losange), Germany (Neue Visionen), Finland (Cinema Mondo), Greece (Ama), and Japan (Style Jam). The Italian hit My Brother is an Only Child [+see also:
interview: Daniele Luchetti
interview: Riccardo Tozzi
film profile], sold by ThinkFilm, had Revolver in the UK open its cheque book.
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