Berlin: David Oyelowo-Rosamund Pike Drama 'A United Kingdom' Sells to Multiple Territories

A United Kingdom - H 2016

Pathe International also found a raft of buyers at EFM for 'Cezanne et Moi,' 'Eternity' and 'La Vache.'

Pathe International has reported a strong Berlin film market after selling a raft of titles, including the David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike starrer A United Kingdom, to multiple territories.

A United Kingdom, directed by British director Amma Asante (Belle), has gone to Telepool for Germany, Videa for Italy, Paradiso for Benelux, Transmission for Australia/New Zealand, and Mis Label for Scandinavia. The film tells the epic love story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), a member of the royal family in Bechuanaland, a former English colony in Africa that would become Botswana, who shocked the world when he married white British bank clerk Ruth Williams (Pike) in 1948.

Pathe also sold the film to Cinemundo for Portugal, Feelgood for Greece, Bir Film for Turkey and Gulf Film for the Middle East. Pathe will distribute A United Kingdom in the UK, France and Switzerland.

Buyers were also found for Daniele Thompson's Cezanne et Moi, a period drama starring Guillaume Canet and Guillame Gallienne as two 19th century French legends, the novelist Emile Zola and the painter Paul Cezanne. Prokino took the film for Germany, Green Narae for South Korea, Joint Entertainment for Taiwan, and Njuta Films for Scandinavia.

Pathe also nabbed sales in Berlin for Eternity, Tran Anh Hung’s salute to French life and women, which stars Audrey Tautou, Berenice Bejo and Melanie Laurent. Eternity was picked up by Transmission Films for Australia/New Zealand, TriArt Film for Scandinavia, Cinemundo for Portugal and Filmarti Film for Turkey.

Pathe will release the film in France and Switzerland. And there are multiple deals for Pathe's cow comedy La Vache, including to Alamode Film for Germany and Teodora Films for Italy. And Retour Chez Ma Mere, a social comedy by Eric Lavaine, sold to Germany (Alamode Film), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Belgium (Alternative Films), among other territories.