News

15. Mai 2015

Cannes, 15 May 2015. Beta Cinema’s International Market Premiere GHOSTHUNTERS ON ICY TRAILS and Sundance Audience Award winning UMRIKA lead the company’s sales at the Marché du Film in Cannes. Among the early buyers for the family entertainment feature GHOSTHUNTERS ON ICY TRAILS were Eone (USA/Canada), Altitude Distribution (UK), Transmission (Australia/New Zealand), Notorious (Italy), Gulf Film (Middle East), New Guys (Israel), Medyavizyon (Turkey), Pratama Films (Malaysia/Indonesia/Singapore) and Blitz (former Yugoslavia).

Starring Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”) and Tony Revolori (“Dope”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Prashant Nair’s Indian feature UMRIKA was sold to France (ARP Selection), German Speaking Territories (Ascot Elite), Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta Films), South Korea (Focus Entertainment), Poland (Aurora Films), Portugal (Outsider Films), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film) and Israel (New Cinema).

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Berlinale official selection entry 13 MINUTES, nominated for seven German Film Awards, goes to Portugal (Outsider Films), Turkey (Fabula Films), Former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Singapore (Lighthouse Pictures) and Hong Kong (First Distributors).

Berlinale competition entry and Romanian # 1-box-office hit AFERIM! by Radu Jude was acquired by France (Eurozoom), Poland (Aurora Films), Hungary (Mozinet), Taiwan (Swallow Wings) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film).

Giulio Ricciarelli’s LABYRINTH OF LIES, which was released in France at the end of April and made more than 150.000 visitors within its first two weeks, was picked up by Aurora for Poland, Blitz for Former Yugoslavia and DDDream for China. In the family entertainment section, the Enid Blyton adaptation THE FAMOUS FIVE 4 goes to Benelux (Just Films), BIBI & TINA 2 to Benelux (just4kids) and Turkey (Medyavizyon) and the animated feature THE LITTLE MEDIC to Turkey (Özen Film).

For further information:
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