New sales company Reel Suspects nabs early sales
Lithuanian first-timer Saulius Drunga’s drama “Anarchy in Zirmunai” has been acquired in key European territories.Repped by Paris-based Reel Suspects, Matteo Lovadina’s new sales and co-production outfit, “Anarchy” was picked up by Atlantide Entertainment for Italy and Pro Fun for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland at the European Film Market. Rolling off the Rotterdam fest, Lovadina also acquired international rights to Peter Marcias’ drama “Children of his Life” and David Verbeek’s “Club Zeus,” winner of Rotterdam’s Return of the Tiger nod. Lovadina describes “Children” as a “modern drama dealing with social themes.” It follows a young woman who embarks on an emotional journey to uncover the truth about her childhood. “Children” was snatched up by Italy’s Atlantide Entertainment. “Zeus” turns on a group of twentysomething men working in a Shanghai club as professional hosts. Reel Suspects’ Berlin slate includes Flemish helmer Koen Mortier’s thriller “22nd of May,” which played Rotterdam’s Bright Future section, and French erotic drama, “Q,” directed by Laurent Bouhnik. It’s developing Elisa Mishto’s psychological thriller “On the Border” and her docudrama “Almost Winner.”
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