Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Posts Bumper Berlin

Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Posts Bumper Berlin

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EXCLUSIVE: US, UK, France among major market deals on slate.

German indie powerhouse The Match Factory scored a slew of deals in major markets during Berlin's European Film Market (EFM) (Feb 5-13).

Among titles to sell around the world were competition winners 45 Years and Victoria.

Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, which won Silver Bears for stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, has sold in 30 markets, with deals closing in US / Canada (IFC / Sundance Selects), Germany (PIFFL Medien), France (Ad Vitam), Australia /New Zealand (Madman), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Austria (Filmladen), BeNeLux (Cinemien), Japan (AyaPro), Scandinavia (Future Film), Spain (Golem), Italy (Teodora) and Poland (Solopan).

Deals also finalised for Portugal (Alambique), Greece (Seven), Turkey (Bir Film), South Korea (Pancinema), Israel (Lev Films), Baltics (Must Kasi), Ex-Yugoslavian territories (MCF Megacom), Hong Kong (Edko Films), Austria (Filmladen), Hungary (Cirko Film).

Further territories, including Latin America, are under negotiation.

Sebastian Schipper's heist thriller Victoria, which won the Silver Bear for cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, sold to UK / Eire (Artificial Eye), US (Adopt Films), France (Jour2Fete /Version Originale), Australia/ New Zealand (Madman), CIS and Baltics (A-One Films), BeNeLux (September Film), Denmark (Reel Pictures), Norway (Arthaus), Sweden (TriArt), Czech Republic (Film Europe), former Yugoslavian territories (MCF Megacom), Greece (Seven), Hong Kong (Edko), Portugal (Midas), Taiwan (Filmware), Turkey (Fabula). …

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