Sales companies pick up may Rotterdam titles
Just before and during its 2008 period, sales companies have acquired many Rotterdam titles for international sales:
Insomnia World Sales announced the pick-up of MY MARLON AND BRANDO (GITMEK) by Hüseyin Karabey (Turkey/Netherlands/UK; Hubert Bals Fund supported, Hubert Bals Fund Plus and CineMart Project).
Memento Films International has picked up international rights to 2008 Rotterdam FIPRESCI Award winner and VPRO Tiger Awards Competition title THE SKY, THE EARTH AND THE RAIN (EL CIELO, LA TIERRA Y LA LLUVIA) by José Luis Torres Leiva (Chili; Hubert Bals Fund supported film). Before the festival Memento acquired rights to two other Competition titles: Tiger Award winner WONDERFUL TOWN by Aditya Assarat (Thailand) and EAT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY (MANGE, CECI EST MON CORPS) by Michelange Quay (France/Haïti).
Wide Management has picked up RECYCLE by Mahmoud al Massad (Netherlands/USA/Jordan/Germany/Spain/Switzerland; Time & Tide Section)
Sales company EastWest Filmdistribution has acquired world rights to WORLDREVOLUTION (Weltrevolution) by Klaus Hundsbichler (Austria), Sturm und Drang section.
New Berlin-based sales agent M-Appeal has picked up world rights to three films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008: TALE 52 (ISTORIA 52) by Alexis Alexiou (Greece, VPRO Tiger Awards Competition title); TRICKS (SZTUCZKI) by Andrzej Jakimowski (Time & Tide Section) and THE MUSE (DE MUZE) by Ben van Lieshout (The Netherlands, Dutch Treats Section).
London-based High Point has taken on Pieter Kuijper's NOTHING TO LOSE (TBS).
Paris-based Elle Driver picked up ESTOMAGO - A GASTRONOMIC STORY by Marcos Jorge (Brazil, Sturm und Drang Section, 2nd place in list of audience favorites).