German sales outfit The Match Factory will be at the Berlinale with a typically strong line-up, which has already piqued plenty of buyer interest.
Four of the company’s titles compete for the Golden Bear, two will premiere in Panorama and one in Forum.
45 Years, the Golden Bear contender starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay by Weekend director Andrew Haigh has recently sold to Benelux (ABC Cinemien), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Australia/ New Zealand (Madman) and Germany (Piffl Medien).
The Match Factory previously secured a deal for the UK (Artificial Eye).
Competition title As We Were Dreaming, which continues The Match Factory’s relationship with director Andreas Dresen and producer Peter Rommel, has been sold to France (Sophie Dulac), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Greece (Ama Films) and ex-Yugoslavia (McF Megacom).
Pandora Film Verleih will release the drama in Germany after its Berlinale premiere.
Meanwhile, Laura Bispuri’ s debut film Sworn Virgin, also in competition