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Cannes: EOne Takes North American Rights to ‘Ghosthunters on Icy Trails’

EOne has taken North American rights to Beta Cinema’s family entertainment movie “Ghosthunters on Icy Trails,” which made its market premiere in Cannes.

Tobias Baumann’s film, which is based on Cornelia Funke’s novel, centers on a fearful 11-year-old boy who discovers a green ghost in his cellar.

Other buyers included Altitude Distribution (U.K.), Transmission (Australia/New Zealand), Notorious (Italy), Gulf Film (Middle East), New Guys (Israel), Medyavizyon (Turkey), Pratama Films (Malaysia/Indonesia/Singapore) and Blitz (former Yugoslavia).

Prashant Nair’s “Umrika,” which won the Sundance audience award, also racked up sales for Beta at the Cannes Market. The film, which stars Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”) and Tony Revolori (“Dope,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”), was sold to France (ARP Selection), German-speaking territories (Ascot Elite), Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta Films), South Korea (Focus Entertainment), Poland (Aurora Films), Portugal (Outsider Films), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film) and Israel (New Cinema).

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Berlinale official selection entry “13 Minutes,” nominated for seven German Film Awards, went to Portugal (Outsider Films), Turkey (Fabula Films), former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Singapore (Lighthouse Pictures) and Hong Kong (First Distributors).

Radu Jude’s Berlinale competition entry “Aferim!” was acquired by France (Eurozoom), Poland (Aurora Films), Hungary (Mozinet), Taiwan (Swallow Wings) and the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film).

Giulio Ricciarelli’s “Labyrinth of Lies,” which was released in France at the end of April and achieved more than 150,000 admissions in the first two weeks, was picked up by Aurora for Poland, Blitz for the former Yugoslavia and DDDream for China.

In the family entertainment section, the Enid Blyton adaptation “The Famous Five 4” went to Benelux (Just Films), “Bibi & Tina II” to Benelux (just4kids) and Turkey (Medyavizyon), and the animated feature “The Little Medic” to Turkey (Ozen Film).

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