UPDATE: Telefilm Canada posted their press release from the Berlin Film Festival and Cosmopolis was mentioned:
Perspective Canada returns to Berlin International Film Festival to support sales of 19 Canadian films at European Film Market
Sales for films still in production are also encouraging. To date, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children is presold in over 40 countries and counting, and David Cronenberg’s eagerly awaited Cosmopolis is presold in over 25 countries, including Italy and Portugal, and will travel the world.
Click HERE to read the entire press release about Canada’s showing at Berlinale.
Variety reported on the boost in Canadian sales at the European Film Market:
Telefilm Canada boosts titles at EFM
Canadian producers are riding a surge of industry buzz and critical kudos at the European Film Market with hopes that a slate of pics from seasoned Canuck helmers and newcomers will keep the momentum going in 2012.
At the forefront is Telefilm Canada, which brings its sixth edition of Perspective Canada to the mart. The federally operated film funder will showcase a selection of features for the market, including David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” and Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz.”
“We’re in a very positive wave of cinema right now with the successes we’ve had internationally,” said Sheila de la Varende, director of industry promotion at Telefilm. “That creates recognition and anticipation in the marketplace for Canadian films.”
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Juliette Binoche is already at the Berlin Film Festival (left; photo by Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale) for her film Elles and the Berlinale Talent Campus.
Robert Pattinson will be at the festival to promote & premiere his period film, Bel Ami by the end of the week (Feb. 17).
Hopefully Cosmopolis is discussed as well and we’ll see some other promotional material for the film.
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