Bavaria sells 'Krabat,' 'Cherry Blossoms'

Territory deals come ahead of European Film Market

COLOGNE, Germany -- Bavaria Film International has locked up some major territory sales for Marco Kreuzpaintner's fantasy tale "Krabat" and Doris Doerrie's drama "Cherry Blossoms -- Hanami" ahead of next month's European Film Market.

"Krabat," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, sold for Spain (Flins y Piniculas), Benelux (Video Film Express) and Thailand (Seven Seas), while Dogwoof picked up "Cherry Blossoms" for release in Great Britain and Ireland.

Doerrie's tragicomedy about a widower fulfilling his wife's last wish has sold to some 40 territories worldwide, with Strand Releasing handling the film's U.S. theatrical release.