'Q,' '22nd of May' find homes
As the European market unwinds, Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based Reel Suspects is racking up additional sales across its slate.French director Laurent Bouhnik’s erotic drama “Q” has presold to South Korea’s Green Narae Media and Lovadina said he was in talks with a Japanese buyer. Meanwhile, Koen Mortier’s thriller “22nd of May” was picked up by Italy’s Movies Inspired. Lovadina said “May” has received interest from German and Swiss buyers. Lovadina is also in talks with a French distributor on Saulius Drunga’s feature debut “Anarchy in Zirmunai.” The deals follow a raft of early market sales, notably for “Anarchy,” which was snatched up by Atlantide Entertainment for Italy and Pro Fun for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. Lovadina, who launched Reel Suspects at the beginning of year, kicked off Berlin with two new acquisitions: David Verbeek’s “Club Zeus,” winner of Rotterdam’s Return of the Tiger, and Peter Marcias’ “Children of his Life,” which was picked up by Atlantide.