Ai WeiWei Documentary Flies to European Screens
U.K.'s Independent inks deals for Alison Klayman's Sundance entry on the Chinese artist-activist ahead of its 2012 Marche du Film debut.
LONDON – Sundance documentary award winner Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, about the Chinese artist and outspoken critic of his country, is booking passage to screens across Europe.
British sales, finance, production and distribution banner Independent, headed by Luc Roeg, has inked a slew of deal memos ahead of the doc's appearance during the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.
Independent has sold the feature documentary, directed by debutant Alison Klayman, to Haut et Court for France, Madman Entertainment for Australia, NonStop Entertainment for Scandinavia and Avalon Distribucion Audiovisual for Spain.
The film is already scheduled to roll out this summer in the U.S. via Sundance Selects with Artificial Eye taking it for the U.K., while DCM has it in Germany.
Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry details the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.
Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China and is produced by Klayman and Adam Schlesinger.