The Match Factory racks post-Cannes sales
by Annika Pham
Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
film profile], one of the Cannes competition favourites, achieved fantastic sales by the end of the market, selling to some 40 territories. In addition to the previously announced deals (see news), the film sold to the US and Latin America (Sony Pictures Classics), Australia (Sharmill Films) and Scandinavia (Future Film).
Andreas Dresen’s Cloud 9 [+see also:
film profile], winner of the Un Certain Regard Coup de Doeur du Jury, also conquered buyers in Portugal (Atalanta) Canada (Mongrel Media), France (ASC), Benelux (CNC), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Greece (Seven One), and Spain(Baditri).
Tulpan [+see also:
film profile] by Russian director Sergey Dvortsevoy, winner of three awards in Cannes (including Un Certain Regard), sold to the UK (Newwave Films), France (ARP), Spain (Karma), Benelux(Lumière), Turkey (Ankara Film Association), Israel (NachshonFilms), Hong Kong (First Distributors) and Australia (PalaceFilm).
Norwegian film O'Horten [+see also:
film profile] by the established Bent Hamer pleased critics and distributors alike following its Un Certain Regard presentation. The film was snapped by over 15 territories, including North America (Sony Pictures Classic), Japan (Longride), Australia (Aztec), Italy (Archibald Enterprise), Benelux (CNC), Hungary (Budapest Film) and Poland (Vivarto).
Directors’ Fortnight entry Liverpool by Lisandro Alonso was bought for the Netherlands (Filmmuseum), Greece (Artplex Attica) and Poland (Mañana).
Lastly, Denmark’s biggest local hit since 2000’s Italian for Beginners, WW2 drama Flame & Citron [+see also:
film profile] starring Mads Mikkelsen, was sold to the UK (Metrodome), Australia (Rialto),Spain (Alta Film), Greece (Ama) and Japan (Alcine Terran).
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