BUCHAREST: Films Boutique has sold Radu Muntean’s Un etaj mai jos/One Floor Below in a dozen territories. The film will hit domestic cinemas on 18 September 2015.
The selection of the film in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival gave it a visibility that helped to secure sales. Muntean’s fifth feature film, an unconventional thriller set in contemporary Romania, has already been sold in Canada, Argentina, ex-Yugoslavia, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Romania, the film will be distributed by Transilvania Film starting 18 September 2015.
One Floor Below is Muntean’s first international coproduction. Romania’s Multimedia Est is producing in coproduction with France’s Les Films de l’Après-midi, Germany’s Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion and Sweden’s Bleck Film&TV AB. The project is supported by the Romanian National Film Center, the MEDIA Programme, the Swedish regional film fund Film I Väst, and the French CNC through the programme Aide aux Cinémas du Monde.