Magazine article Screen International

MPM Film Picks Up Venice Titles Mold and A Month in Thailand

Magazine article Screen International

MPM Film Picks Up Venice Titles Mold and A Month in Thailand

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EXCLUSIVE: MPM also announces Italian sale of Mold to Nanni Moretti and Luigi Musini's Sacher Distibuzione for Italy.

MPM Film has picked up international sales on Turkish Ali Aydin's Mold (Küf) and Romanian Paul Negoescu's A Month in Thailand ahead of their premieres at the Venice Film Festival.

In a first deal, the French company has already sold Mold to Nanni Moretti and Luigi Musini's distribution company Sacher Distribuzione for Italy.

"The company's exquisite taste will definitely give the film a chance to stand out in Venice," said Pierre Menahem, who brokered the deal for MPM Film with Alessandra Thiele of Rome-based Sacher.

Inspired by real events in Turkey, Mold revolves around a father's quest to discover the fate of his son who disappeared 18 years previously after police arrested him for anti-government activities.

The picture is a Turkish-German co-production involving Istanbul-based Motiva Film, Yeni Sinemacilar and Hamburg and Berlin-based Beleza Film. It is Aydin's first feature.

Also a first film, Negoescu's A Month in Thailand revolves around a bunch of young wealthy Romanians.

Set against the backdrop of New Year's Eve in Bucharest, it follows a young man as he starts a hedonistic odyssey across clubs and parties in search of real love. …

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