4 Mar2024


Beta Cinema announces further sales on its Berlinale and EFM line-up: Andreas Dresen’s acclaimed Berlinale Competition film FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE has now also sold to UK and Ireland (Picturehouse Entertainment), adding to the deals across Europe and Australia, that were announced in the last days: France (Haut et Court), Italy (Teodora), Scandinavia (Angel Films), Benelux (September Film), Portugal (Outsider), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Hungary (Circo) and Palace Film (Australia and New Zealand). Pandora Filmverleih will release the subtle resistance drama in the German-speaking territories in October 2024.

After a first deal on the upcoming Bill Nighy-roadmovie 500 MILES with True Brit Ent. for UK had been announced during the market, Beta Cinema now can confirm further territories have picked up the charming dramedy: Australia & New Zealand (Kismet), Middle East (Front Row), Italy (Maestro Distribution), Benelux (September Film), Greece (Feelgood) and former Yugoslavia (Discovery). Aardwolf Films picked up world-wide Airline rights. BAFTA-winner Morgan Matthews (X+Y, Williams) will direct from a script by Malcolm Campbell (What Richard Did, Herself, Ackley Bridge), based on the much-loved novel Charlie and Me by Mark Lowery later in 2024. Jojo Rabbit’s Roman Griffin Davis will star next to Academy Award nominated Bill Nighy (Living, About Time, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

The highly anticipated market premiere for FÜHRER AND SEDUCER led to new deals with Condor Entertainment for France, Beta Film for Bulgaria and TFG for Greece. Deals with Spain (A Contracorriente), Portugal (Films4You), Scandinavia (Mis Label), Benelux (Dutch Film Works), Czech Republic (Donart Film), former Yugoslavia (Discovery) Japan (AT Entertainment) and Australia & New Zealand (Moving Story Entertainment) had been announced ahead of EFM. Wild Bunch will release the film in the German-speaking territories. FÜHRER AND SEDUCER is directed by German director and historian Joachim A. Lang and stars Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm, Das Boot) as Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s notorious Minister of Propaganda, next to Fritz Karl (Sisi) as Adolf Hitler.

HAMMARSKJÖLD – FIGHT FOR PEACE also had its market premiere at the EFM and additionally sold to Australia and New Zealand (Palace Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe) and Bulgaria (Beta Film). Deals with Italy (Rai Cinema), France (Swift Productions), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Portugal (Outsider Films) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery) had been announced prior to the market. HAMMARSKJÖLD – FIGHT FOR PEACE is directed and co-written by acclaimed director Per Fly (Backstabbing For Beginners, Borgen) and stars one of Europe´s most popular actors, Mikael Persbrandt (In A Better World, Sex Education) as the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in mysterious circumstances during a plane crash in 1961.

Tom Tykwer’s return to cinema THE LIGHT has been presold to Benelux (September Film), Greece (TFG) and former Yugoslavia (Discovery). In THE LIGHT - which stars Lars Eidinger (Berlinale Competiton entry Dying), Nicolette Krebitz (AEIOU, Wild) and Tala al Deen -  Tykwer draws the portrait of a modern family between collapse and new beginnings when a Syrian born housekeeper puts their emotional world to an unexpectedly wild test. X Verleih will release THE LIGHT to German cinemas in October 2024.