Scandinavian sales shingle The Yellow Affair has closed key territories on Virginia Gilbert’s romance-drama “A Long Way From Home” and Finnish helmer Dome Karukoski’s controversial drama “Heart of a Lion.”
A drama about a neo-Nazi man who falls in love for a woman whose son is black, “Lion” sold to Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta), Russia (Starlet), Estonia (Estinfilm), Hungary (Vertigo) and Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe).
“Home” was picked up by Corinth for the U.S. and Kinosmith for Canada. It centers around a retired couple whose chance encounter changes their lives.
Other titles on the sales outfit’s Berlin slate include “Broken Hill Blues” which is playing in the Generation 14plus section, Chema Rodriguez’ drama “Nightfall in India,” and Randy Murray’s documentary “The Joe Show.”
Directed by Sofia Norlin, “Blues” (“Omheten”) depicts the dreams and hopes of young people living in an isolated mining village. Pic won best cinematography at Sweden’s National Film Awards. It stars Sebastian Hiort, Lina Leandersson and Alfred Juntti.