3 Sep2020

Beta Cinema closes raft of pre-sales on Venice title NOWHERE SPECIAL

Ahead of its much anticipated world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, Beta Cinema is pleased to announce a number of sales already on NOWHERE SPECIAL by Uberto Pasolini, starring James Norton and introducing Daniel Lamont. 

In a row of pre-sales to an eclectic group of distributors, the film went to: ARP, France; A Contracorriente Films, Spain; PIFFL Medien, Germany; Filmladen, Austria; Filmcoopi, Switzerland; Scanbox, Scandinavia; Cineart, Benelux; Pris Audiovisuais, Portugal; Russian World Vision, CIS; Mozinet, Hungary; Discovery Films, former Yugoslavia; Independenta, Romania; Lev Cinema, Israel; Great Movies, Brazil; Gussi, Mexico; MK2/Mile, Canada; Moviecloud, Taiwan; Kino Films, Japan; Icon Film Distribution, AUS/NZ, and Lucky Red secured the rights for Italy.

Deals for the US and UK, amongst other remaining territories, are expected to be concluded during the course of the festival. 

NOWHERE SPECIAL features James Norton (Mr. Jones, Little Women, McMafia, Happy Valley) as thirty five-year-old window cleaner John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son, after the child’s mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his four-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. 

NOWHERE SPECIAL marks the continuation of a partnership between German-based sales agent Beta Cinema and the esteemed filmmaker and producer Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty, Bel Ami, Palookaville). Previously, Beta Cinema handled Pasolini’s Venice hit ‘Still Life’, featuring Eddie Marsan, and ‘Machan’, his directorial debut. 

‘Still Life’ also premiered in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival in 2013 and won the BEST DIRECTOR award. The film went on to win over twenty international awards and Beta Cinema secured releases in the US, UK, AUS/NZ, Italy, Germany, France, Benelux, Japan, Korea and numerous other countries. With the international success of ‘Still Life’ providing momentum and backing up distributors’ expectations, the sales for NOWHERE SPECIAL started as early as AFM 2019. 

“We feel very grateful to be continuing this journey together with a filmmaker of such unique sensitivity. Uberto has once again created a deeply humane and moving film that speaks right to the hearts of audiences across the world. And we salute our distribution partners for their early trust and support”, says Beta Cinema’s EVP, Thorsten Ritter.

NOWHERE SPECIAL is a co-production between UK, Italy, Romania. The film is produced by Picomedia SRL, Nowhere Special Ltd., Avanpost/Digital Cube SRL, in association with Rai Cinema, with the support of Northern Ireland Screen and Eurimages.