International sales company True Colours
registered good results in 2021 with a slate of over 20 new titles, including The King of Laughter by Mario Martone
and Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti
(in collaboration with Rai com), both presented at the Venice Film Festival.
Martone’s film was sold to Film Movement for the US, and will also be released
in Portugal, Greece, Australia, former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.
Further hot titles include Sergio Castellitto’s
A Bookshop in Paris and Paolo
Genovese’s Superheroes, that has registered
wide interest from abroad. In addition to the over 20 territories sold in 2020,
Castellitto’s film was also sold to China, Latin America and Bulgaria; while
Genovese’s will be released in France, Latin America, Austria and Bulgaria.
Italo-Palestinian coproduction 200 Meters,
winner of the Audience Award at Venice Days 2020 and Jordan’s candidate for the
Oscars, was sold to USA, Canada, Greece and Latin America, further to
previously-signed deals with Turkey and France, were it was released in June.
In Italy the film will be released by I Wonder Pictures, while for all the
remaining territories, True Colours signed a deal with Netflix.
Claudio Cupellini’s The Land of Sons was sold to France and Spain following the world
premiere in Karlovy Vary, while Stefano Lodovichi’s The Room is going to be released in USA, Canada and Russia. Russia
also pre-bought Paola Randi’s La Befana
vien di notte 2 – Le origini.
Russia and Spain also closed deals for Edoardo
Falcone’s I Am Santa Claus. Andrea
Segre’s Welcome Venice will be
released in Taiwan, while the documentary No
tenemos miedo by Manuel Franceschini was broadcasted by Chilean TV channel