Magazine article Screen International

Memento Racks Up Sales on Craig Zobel's Compliance

Magazine article Screen International

Memento Racks Up Sales on Craig Zobel's Compliance

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EXCLUSIVE: PictureWorks takes India and AT Entertainment, Japan ahead of controversial picture's international premiereat the Locarno Film Festival.

Memento Films International has been racking up sales on Craig Zobel's provocative thriller Compliance ahead of its international premiere at the Locarno Film Festival this week.

The Paris-based sales outfit has sold the film to several territories including to Japan (AT Entertainment), India (PictureWorks), Turkey (Mars Production), Israel (Lev Films), Greece (Seven Films) and New Zealand (Vendetta).

Previously announced deals include to Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment) and France (Pretty Pictures).

The film will make its international premiere in competition in Locarno on August 3. Zobel and co-stars Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker will accompany the picture.

Compliance was one of the most controversial pictures at Sundance earlier this year.

"We're eager to get the first international audiences feedback in Locarno. Craig has made a brilliant film that is bound to have people talking and perhaps yelling too. We're confident that the competition slot will bring a great spotlight on the film." says MFI sales and acquisitions head Tanja Meissner. …

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