Film news for Emmi Itäranta’s Memory of Water

The film project for Emmi Itäranta’s Memory of Water has received development support from The Finnish Film Foundation, and has been selected to participate in the 9th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal in July, alongside entrants from the USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands and Spain. The full press release can be viewed here.

Film rights to the novel sold to Finnish production company, Bufo, which counts, among its productions, The Other Side of Hope by legendary Finnish director, Aki Kaurismäki. Translation rights to Itäranta’s acclaimed, prize-winning novel have been sold in 21 territories to date.


WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins (2-book deal)
ARABIC, Dar Al Muna
BRAZIL, Record (2-book-deal)
CZECH REPUBLIC, Albatros Media/Plus
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA, Koolibri
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs (2-book deal)
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media (2-book deal)
ITALY, Piemme
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten (2-book deal)
KOREA, The Book in My Life
LATVIA, Janis Roze
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
NORWAY, Gresvik Forlag
RUSSIA, Text Publishers
SPAIN, Ediciones B.
SWEDEN, Modernista
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont