Cinepool, M-appeal Enjoy Marche du Film Sales (Cannes 2011)
German sales companies Cinepool and m-appeal return from this year's Marche du Film with stacks of deal memos with multiple titles.
CANNES - German sales companies Cinepool and m-appeal return from this year's Marche du Film with stacks of deal memos with multiple titles, including Cinepool's 3D Christmas film Niko 2 - Family Affairs and m-appeal's Venezuelan drama Hermano among the strongest sellers.
Niko 2, the sequel to the Finnish animated hit Niko & The Way to the Stars, was sold to mutiple teritories including France (Bac Film), Benelux (Just Bridge), CIS/Russia (Paradise), Poland (Kino Swiat) and China (HGC Entertainment).
HGC picked up six more Cinepool titles: yeti-themed family movie Yoko, WWII saga Wunderkinder, the Enid Blyton adaptation Hanni & Nanni, the comic drama Three Quarter Moon, the rom-com Single By Contract.
Marcel Rasquin's Hermano, which was a local box-office smash at home, went to Movies Inspired for Italy and Art House for Poland. Spain's Wanda Vision and Escalon Films in Ecuador picked up Hermano after its market debut in Berlin.
M-appeal had success with another Latin American title, selling Julio Jorquera's Chilean love story My Last Round to the U.K. (Peccadillo Pictures) and Italy (Atlantide Entertainment).
M-appeal expects deals for the U.S. and France to close in the coming weeks. The story of the relationship between a boxer and a kitchen assistant, My Last Round had its North American bow at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Both m-appeal and Cinepool locked up domestic deals. Cinepool sold German sci-fi thriller The Days to Come to Corinth for the U.S. and m-appeal signed for Toronto Fest title The Christening and drama Last Summer of the Boyita, both of which went to Palisades Tartan for the U.S. and Canada.
Veronique Courtois took U.S. rights for m-appeal's animated series Queer Pet Adventures and Breaking Glass Pictures picked up U.S. and Canadian rights for Rosa von Praunheim's Rent Boys, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.