Paris-based Indie Sales has sold Belgian filmmaker Zeno Graton’s Berlinale Generation film The Lost Boys to Dark Star Pictures in the US, Pecadillo Pictures in the UK/Ireland and to the Filmin platform in Spain. The film stars Khalil Graton and Julien de Saint Jean as two young men who are trying to hide their growing relationship at a juvenile detention center. The Lost Boys
, produced by France’s Silex Films with Belgium’s Tarantula, will be released on May 10 in Belgium by O’Brother. In France it will be Rezo. Indie Sales has also scored key deals for Milad Alami’s Berlinale Panorama film Opponent.
The filmmaker’s second feature has been sold to France (ARP), Italy (Lucky Red), Poland (Mayfly) and Spain (Filmin). Opponent stars Iranian actor Payman Maadi, known for his work with Asghar Farhadi in A Separation and About Elly, as a man forced to flee Iran with his family in the aftermath of a devastating rumour who breaks a promise to his wife and joins the local wrestling club to boost his family’s chances of asylum.The film is produced by Annika Rogell at Tangy in Sweden, as a co-production with Ruben Thorkildsen, Sandra Warg, Peter Possne and Anna CronemanAlso on Indie Sales’ post-EFM sales sweep is Lea Todorov’s debut feature
. The fictionalised story of the famous titular physician and teacher was sold to Filmladen, Rocket Releasing, Cinemart, Neue Visionen, New Cinema, Israel, Pathe, Nos Lusomundo, Portugal, and Karma. Ad Vitam plans to release the film in France this year.French Box Office Rises Above Pre-Pandemic Average with Strong April Admissions 11001010 11001010