News from the Locarno Festival

Six more Locarno titles acquired by sales agents

Six more Locarno titles acquired by sales agents



More than ever, Locarno is buzzing with Industry activities.

Six more films from the official selection - three from the Concorso Internazionale - have recently found Sales representatives with top level agencies.

World rights for the new film by Japanese director Hitoshi Matsumoto Saya Zamurai are now represented by Urban Distribution International.

Saya Zamurai will have its international première on August 12th on the Piazza Grande, at the presence of Mr. Matsumoto, who is the subject of a Festival tribute this year that includes screenings of his previous features Symbol and Big Man Japan, which are also represented by Urban Distribution International.

Rome-based Intramovies will handle sales to Sette opere di misericordia by brothers Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, showing in the Concorso Internazionale as a World premiere on August 8th.

As the Locarno line-up was published, Wide Management announced its involvement with two Concorso Internazionale titles, Hashoter, the debut picture by Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, and  Crulic – Drumul spre dincolo, the controversial animation film by Romanian artist Anca Damian, having its World premiere on August 7th.

Moreover, two documentaries have also found sales agents: Swiss film The Substance – Albert Hofmann’s LSD by Martin Witz, in the Concorso Cineasti del presente, will be handled by Autlook Filmsales, while Tahrir, by Italian director Stefano Savona, showing in the Fuori concorso section, has been signed by Doc & Co.

Both docs will have their world première in Locarno.

Massimo Benvegnù
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