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MIA 2020

True Colours sells 200 Meters, Why Not You and Il materiale emotivo at Rome’s MIA

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- Despite the challenging context, the Italian international sales agent struck a number of deals with international buyers at Rome’s MIA market

True Colours sells 200 Meters, Why Not You and Il materiale emotivo at Rome’s MIA
200 Meters by Ameen Nayfeh

The Italian international sales agent True Colours has left the MIA clutching a series of distribution agreements for the titles it has presented at the Rome-based market, starting with the Palestinian film 200 Meters [+see also:
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interview: Ameen Nayfeh
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, which was screened in a market premiere after scooping Venice’s Giornate degli Autori Audience Award. This first work by Ameen Nayfeh was sold to Shellac for France and to Filmarti for Turkey, while the Italian co-producer MeMo Film sealed a deal for domestic distribution with I Wonder Pictures.

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Another market premiere to meet with success was the Austrian-Belgian co-production Why Not You [+see also:
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by the South Tyrolean director Evi Romen, which bagged the trophy for Best Film in the Zurich International Film Festival’s Focus Competition section. The film was bought by Salzgeber for Germany, by TLA Releasing for the USA and the UK, and by Tongariro for Poland, while negotiations are also underway for distribution in France and Switzerland. This LGBT drama was presented at the Viennale and is scheduled to travel on to the Tallin Film Festival in November.

As for Emiliano Corapi’s Italian romantic comedy Love Under House Arrest [+see also:
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, the movie was snaffled by Finnish distributor Mediator Europe, while the other three comedies in True Colours’ line-up - Un pugno di amici [+see also:
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, Tuttapposto [+see also:
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and D.N.A. – Decisamente non adatti [+see also:
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– were bought by the distributor AV-Jet for Taiwan.

Among the post-production titles currently on offer to international buyers, courtesy of the sales agent, we find Sergio Castellitto’s upcoming film starring Bérénice Bejo, Il materiale emotivo, which is continuing its success by finding distributors in Spain (Adso Film), Greece (Rosebud), Hungary (Cirko Film), Russia (Voxell Media) and the Baltic states (Best Film). Talks on this film are also underway for South America, as they are for this same region and for China on Paolo Genovese’s new film Supereroi, which was presented to international buyers during the MIA event What’s Next Italy.

New agreements were also struck by True Colours for Ferzan Ozpetek’s The Fortune Goddess [+see also:
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, which was only very recently distributed in Spain and which has now been sold to Destiny Films for France, to Sun Distribution for South America and to Breaking Glass Pictures for the USA and Canada. Meanwhile, the Russian firm specialising in Italian cinema Pilotkino has acquired the rights for Guido Chiesa’s Say It Loud [+see also:
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and for Jasmine Trinca’s debut short Being My Mom (read our interview with the director), which was presented in Venice’s Orizzonti line-up. Say It Loud has also been sold for Greece to the distributor Tanweer. Last but not least, Roberto De Feo’s horror film The Nest [+see also:
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, which is soon to be released in Poland, has been bought for Spain by the group Alfa Pictures, who are aiming to release it in cinemas before the end of 2020.

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(Translated from Italian)

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