Deals include Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not a Film'
PARIS — French sales shingle Wide Management has closed further territories on “This Is Not a Film,” “American Translation,” “Fear of Falling” and “Olivier Sherman.”Jafar Panahi’s “This Is Not a Film” was nabbed by Brazil’s Imovision, Gaul’s Kanibal and Sweden’s Folkets Bio. Film Europe acquired Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr’s “American Translation” and Laure Charpentier’s “Gigola” for Czech Republic and Slovakia. Iran’s Irib Media picked up both “Fear of Falling” and “The Mill and the Cross,” which will screen at Karlovy Vary Film Festival. SPI picked up Ryan Redford’s war thriller “Olivier Sherman” for distribution in Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Africa and Eastern Europe. Wide Management also confirmed the sale of Alan Brown’s drama “Private Romeo” to Salzgeber for German and Austrian distribution. Meanwhile, Wide Management has added Nadav Lapid’s Israeli drama “Policeman” to its slate and will introduce the pic to buyers at Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Pic, which was presented at the Cannes Cinefondation’s Atelier in 2008, centers on a member of the Israeli Anti-Terrorist Unit wrestling with an inner conflict. Lalila Films in producing.
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