‘Linha’ sells to several territories

Media Rights Capital handling domestic deal

LONDON — “Linha de passe,” co-directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, has been sold to Diaphana in France, RAI Cinema in Italy, Cineart in Benelux, Spentzos in Greece, CLMC in Portugal and Shani in Israel.

The pic is co-financed by Pathe Intl., which is handling foreign sales and will distribute the movie in the U.K., and Media Rights Capital, which will handle the domestic deal.

Pathe screened the first footage at the recent American Film Market.

“Linha de passe” is the story of four brothers on a redemptive journey through Sao Paolo’s urban jungle. It’s produced by Mauricio Ramos and Rebecca Yeldham, from a screenplay by Salles, Thomas and Braulio Mantovani.

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