Magazine article Screen International

London Film Festival Deals Emerge

Magazine article Screen International

London Film Festival Deals Emerge

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A raft of distribution deals were secured throughout the London Film Festival, it has emerged, including controversial title Compliance.

Soda Pictures swooped to take UK rights to Craig Zobel's Compliance, one of the most controversial films in the festival. Sold by Memento International, the film is inspired by true stories of prank call scams in the US that led to the humiliation of young workers at a fast food chain.

This acquisition came on the back of Soda's pick-ups of such other LFF titles as Jem Cohen's Museum Hours and (on the eve of the festival) kids' animated movie Zarafa.

Other sales of LFF titles confirmed during the festival include Dogwoof's acquisition of Sarah Gavron's documentary Village at the End of the World, New Wave's pick up of Egyptian drama Winter Of Our Discontent and Mara Pictures' acquisition of Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Artificial Eye secured Irish drama What Richard Did and Beware of Mr Baker, the documentary about former Cream drummer Ginger Baker. …

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