Paris-based production-distribution-sales company Pyramide Intl. has clinched first sales on Berlin competition player “The Pearl Button,” the latest film from Chilean Patricio Guzman, the doyen of Latin American documentary filmmakers.
Real Fiction has closed Germany, New Wave the U.K. and Ireland, Trigon Film Switzerland, the Cineteca Nacional Mexico and Midas Filmes (Portugal). Poland and ex-Yugoslavia are under negotiations, and there is strong interest from Denmark and the U.S., with Italy probably closing shortly, according to Pyramide Intl. sales head Lucero Garzon.
“Buyers are impressed by the strength of the documentary which is also reawakening in some an interest in ‘Nostalgia of the Light,’ ” she added.
Pyramide has also taken French distribution rights to the film.