Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry’ Sells to Multiple Territories

International gross sales home Totem Films has closed distribution offers in a number of territories for “Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry,” which had its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. The firm additionally closed a deal for France for one more Directors’ Fortnight movie, “A Song Sung Blue.”

“Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry” was bought to France (Capricci), U.Okay. (New Wave), Benelux (Vedette), Sweden (Folkets Bio), Greece (Ama Films), Czech Republic (Artcam), and Germany (Eksystent). More offers are in negotiation. The distributor in Switzerland is Frenetic.

The movie, directed by Elene Navierani, facilities on Etero, a 48-year-old lady dwelling in a small village in Georgia. Etero by no means wished a husband and cherishes her freedom as a lot as her desserts. But her option to dwell alone is the reason for a lot gossip amongst her fellow villagers.

Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a person, and is immediately confronted with the choice to pursue a relationship or proceed a lifetime of independence. She should grapple together with her emotions and resolve easy methods to discover her personal path to happiness.

The movie was produced by Thomas Reichlin, Ketie Danelia and Bettina Brokemper for Alva Film in Switzerland and Takes Film in Georgia.

“A Song Sung Blue,” directed by Zihan Geng, has been picked up in France by Bodega, with extra offers in negotiation.

The movie follows Xian, who will at all times bear in mind the loneliest and bluest of summers when she was 15. After her mom has to go overseas for work, Xian is thrown into the care of her father, a free-spirited photographer, who she has barely seen since her dad and mom’ divorce. He’s struggling financially and is playing around along with his assistant, who has an 18-year-old daughter, Mingmei. Soon, Mingmei seems like a ray of shining mild to Xian. During this stressed summer time, the battle between the innocence and the impulses of youth will depart an indelible mark on Liu.

The movie was produced by The Seventh Art Pictures and Jane Zheng in China.

Totem Films’ gross sales slate additionally consists of “Dead Girls Dancing” by Anna Roller, which is represented by WME in North America. The movie will premiere on the Tribeca and Munich movie festivals in June.

The movie facilities on a highway journey throughout Italy. Recent highschool graduates Ira, Malin and Ka choose up the intriguing backpacker Zoe. As the 4 teenagers stumble throughout an deserted village, they begin to experiment with the boundaries of their newly discovered freedom, away from the expectations of their dad and mom and lecturers.

Ernst De Geer’s “The Hypnosis,” one other one among Totem’s titles, has been chosen to run within the Crystal Globes Competition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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