You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bavaria sees Cannes sales

'Whisky,' 'Niceland,' 'Head-On' to be distribbed internationally

BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week.

Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. France’s MK2 picked up the film before the festival.

Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s “Niceland,” about a disabled man’s search for the purpose of life, was nabbed by Japanese distrib Elephant Pictures, Switzerland’s Cineworx, Taiwan’s HWA Jahn Films and Gatenofilms for its Latin American territories.

Fatih Akin’s Berlinale winner “Head-On” saw further sales to China’s Star Image, Romania’s Independenta Film and Gatenofilms, while “The Stratosphere Girl” went to Ukraine’s Intwest and Thailand’s Right Beyond.

Intwest and Right Beyond also took rights to Veit Helmer’s “Gate to Heaven,” as did Cinema Nouveau for the Baltic states, Amero Mitra for Indonesia and Farabi Cinema in Iran.

Kim Ki-duk’s South Korean hit “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring” sold to Discovery Film Video & TV for Croatia/Bosnia and Romania’s Independenta.

Local hit “The Miracle of Bern” went to Iran’s Farabi Cinema, while fellow German pic “Olga’s Summer” was picked up by Ukraine’s Intwest.

More Film

  • 'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High,

    'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High, Netflix Mum on 'Mudbound' Results

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    'Get Out' and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • Justice League

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Scores $185 Million International Opening, Led by China

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • 'Justice League' Opens With Gloomy $96

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Opens With Gloomy $96 Million in North America

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • Viacom Halts 'Padmavati' Release After Religious

    Viacom Halts 'Padmavati' Release After Religious Uproar

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • EuropaCorp Sells French TV Production Unit

    Luc Besson's EuropaCorp Sells French TV Production Unit for $13 Million

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

  • IDFA: Syrian Comedian Looks for Fresh

    IDFA: Syrian Comedian Looks for Fresh Start in France

    BERLIN — Bavaria Film Intl. on Tuesday reported a slew of sales it chalked up in Cannes last week. Company, which saw its “Whisky” win the Prix du Regard Original, sold the pic to Bitters End in Japan, Contact Film for Benelux, Swiss distrib Trigon Film, Hungary’s Budapest Film and Gatenofilms for Costa Rica, Panama, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content