Bavaria racks up sales post EFM
Deals include 'Krabat,' 'Let The Right One In'COLOGNE, Germany -- German sales outfit Bavaria Film International is bucking the global economic downturn with a series of deals coming out of the European Film Market, which wrapped up last week.
Bavaria inked two big Japanese deals out of the EFM, selling Marco Kreuzpaintner’s fantasy film “Krabat” and Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish vampire movie “Let The Right One In” to the territory. Nippon distributor Transformer picked up “Krabat,” which stars David Kross of “The Reader” and Daniel Bruhl. Bavaria declined to give details for the “Let The Right One In” sale.
“Troubled Water,” a psychological thriller from Norwegian director Erik Poppe, has also proved a strong seller for Bavaria, with deals across Europe, including sales to Kool Filmdistribution in Germany, Look Now! In Switzerland and Four Corners/Wildbunch for Benelux.
Offers are coming in as well for Maren Ade’s “Everyone Else,” which won two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival and was considered by many to be the discovery of this year’s Berlinale. Bavaria said it is negotiations with the U.S., France and Scandinavia. Atalanta in Portugal and MegaCom for Serbia and Bosnia have already picked up all rights to the German drama.