Charades, MetFilm Sales join forces on Sundance title 'Shooting The Mafia' (exclusive)

Screen | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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Paris-based feature film sales company Charades and UK documentary specialist MetFilm Sales are teaming up to co-handle Kim Longinotto’s latest feature documentary Shooting The Mafia.

Award-winning British documentarian Longinotto will premiere the work in World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 3) before travelling to Berlin where it will screen in the Panorama section.

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The film is a portrait of Palermo-based photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, who is best known for her iconic images documenting the barbaric acts of the Mafia in her home city of Palermo.

It intercuts Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films with the now 84-year-old’s personal memories.

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Charades and MetFilm Sales will work together on world sales for all territories excluding North America.

Producer Niamh Fagan at Irish company Lunar Pictures said she believed the different strengths of the two companies would work in the documentary’s favour.

“We are getting the best...
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