Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Reveals Deals Avalanche

Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Reveals Deals Avalanche

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EXCLUSIVE: The Broken Circle Breakdown and Prince Avalanche among hot EFM sellers, with both selling to France, Germany and Australia among others.

German sales outfit The Match Factory saw healthy demand for its titles during a muted EFM, including wide sales on competition entries The Broken Circle Breakdown, Prince Avalanche, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker and Gold.


Layla Fourie


Berberian Sound Studio


Ginger and Rosa

The company has closed a slew of deals on critical hit The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix Van Groeningen's Belgian drama, which won the Panorama Audience Award and the Europa Cinemas Label prize, including for Germany (Pandora), France (Bodega), Australia (eOne), Canada (Films We Like), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), CIS and Baltics (Maywin), Sweden (Njuta), Greece (Seven Films), Poland (Gravity), South Korea (S.Y. Comad), Turkey (Kurmaca), Former Yugoslavia (Demiurg) and Romania (Independenta).

David Gordon Green's comedy-drama Prince Avalanche, which picked up the Silver Bear for Best Director, also drew strong attention selling to France (Memento), Germany (Kool Film), Australia (Madman), Scandinavia (NonStop), Benelux (Film Freak), Turkey (Bir) Greece (Ama Films) and Bulgaria (Bulgarian Film Vision). Magnolia took US rights from Cinetic.

Thomas Arslan's competition western Gold, starring Nina Hoss and Marko Mandic, has been picked up in France (Happiness), Canada (Films We Like), CIS (Cinema Prestige), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery) and Bulgaria (Bulgarian Film Vision). …

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