‘Yella’ to tour Europe

Movie's lead won best actress at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN — “Yella,” which won a Berlin Silver Bear for Nina Hoss’ perf as a woman escaping a dreary marriage in the former East Germany, has sold to six territories and sales agent the Match Factory is close to signing deals for two others, the company said Monday.

Helmer Christian Petzold’s pic, one of two German competition entries at Berlin, has sold to the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Romania (Independenta Film), Greece (Cinemax), Switzerland (Frenetic), Austria (Stadtkino) and Portugal (Atalanta Filmes).

Cologne-based Match Factory said it was in talks for the U.S. and Scandinavia.

Company had also sold Turkish-German co-production “Takva — A Man’s Fear of God,” which ran in Berlin’s Panorama sidebar and won the Fipresci international critics prize, to Cineworx in Switzerland. Pic has sold to Scandinavia as well, although the sales company has yet to name the buyer.

The Pandora production “Madonnas,” which competed in the Intl. Forum of New Cinema, was sold to Atalanta Filmes in Portugal.

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