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Sales deals for ‘Journey to Christmas Star’

Nils Gaup's adventury-fantasy set for U.K., China

MADRID — Directed by Academy Award nominee Nils Gaup (“The Kautokeino Rebellion”), family adventure-fantasy movie “Journey to the Christmas Star,” has struck pre-major territory sales ahead of its Walt Disney Co. Nordic release Nov. 9.

Set for a 225-screen release, “Star” is one of the big Norwegian cinema bets to continue a local movie rally at the Norwegian box office after “Kon-Tiki” has scored $13.4 million and counting.

Sold by Germany’s Sola Media, “Star” has closed U.K. (Metrodome), Germany (Polyband Medien), Scandinavia (Disney), China (Csun).

Further pre-sales encompass former Yugoslavia (MCF MegacomFilm), Indonesia (MT Entertainment), Middle East (Media Intl. Pictures), Thailand (Jiant Pictures) and Turkey (Associated Euromedia).

Deals are pending for the CIS and Latin America.

Produced by Moskus Film and written by Kamilla Krogsveen, adapting a 1924 play, “Star” centers on a young girl who sets out on a hazardous journey to free her kingdom from a curse.

Cast features Agnes Kittelson, star of Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Happy, Happy” and Thor Heyerdahl’s wife in “Kon-Tiki,” who plays a wicked witch.

“Star” world premieres at the American Film Market on Wednesday. Gaup won a foreign-language Oscar nomination for 1987’s “Pathfinder.”

Robert Mitchell contributed to this article

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