Magazine article Screen International

Wide Management Unveils 'Glory' Sales on Eve of EFM

Magazine article Screen International

Wide Management Unveils 'Glory' Sales on Eve of EFM

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Paris-based sales house Wide Management has unveiled a slew of sales on gritty Bulgarian drama Glory, sealed since its premiere at Locarno last summer, on the eve of the EFM.

The second film by Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, the modern morality tale revolves around a railway worker who finds a large stash of cash on a railway tracks and dutifully hands it in to the authorities.

Wide has announced deals to France (Urban Distribution), the UK (New Wave), Germany (Mouna), Ireland (Access Cinema), Benelux (Arti Film), Austria (FilmLaden), Sweden (Starlet Media), Norway (Tour de Force), Iceland (Bioparadis), Spain (La Aventura) and Portugal (Leopardo filmes).

In Central and Eastern Europe it has sold to Poland (Bomba Film), Romania (Transilvania Film), Hungary (Vertigo),), Czech Republic (Film Europe), ex-Yugoslavia (Fivia), Lithuania (Kino Pavasaris), Latvia (Kinobiz), Macedonia and Albania (KT Film) and Estonia (Estonia - Menufilmid)

Outside of Europe it has been acquired for China (Hugoeast), Australia (Bounty), Turkey (Film Art), Argentina (Mirada), Brazil (Providence filmes) an Japan (ReallyLikeFilms).

Wide Management head of sales Diane Ferrandez commented: "This shows that there is still a strong network of independent distributors committed to following emerging talents to offer quality yet demanding arthouse cinema to audiences around the world."

Previously announced deals include a pre-sale to Italy's I Wonder Pictures and Film Movement for the US and English-speaking Canada immediately after its Locarno screening.

Aside from a world premiere at Locarno in August, Glory won best film at Les Arcs European Film Festival in December where it played alongside titles such as Home, Layla M and Lady Macbeth. …

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