01. März 2018

Munich, 1 March 2018. Beta Cinema’s Berlinale competition entries IN THE AISLES, 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON and ÁGA have become international hot-sellers.

Thomas Stuber’s IN THE AISLES, honored with the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the Guild Film Award and praised by international media, is leading the way with sales to France (KMBO), Spain (Surtsey), Benelux (Cherry Pickers), Japan (Aya Pro), China (Lemon Tree), Taiwan (Flash Forward), Baltics (A-One), Greece (Strada), Turkey (Filmarti), Poland (Aurora), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe) and the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Croatia). The US-sale to Music Box Films was announced during the festival. The crowd-pleaser stars Franz Rogowski (Transit) and European Film Award-winner Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann). IN THE AISLES was ranked third on Screen’s international jury grid.

3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef scored deals with Benelux (Contact), Baltics (A-One), China (Lemon Tree), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe) and the former Yugoslavia (Discovery Croatia), whereas ÁGA by Milko Lazarov went to Switzerland (trigon-film), Baltics (A-One) and China’s Lemon Tree.

Panorama Special opening film STYX by Wolfgang Fischer found unanimous acclaim by international critics and audiences alike. Both Screen and Variety counted the film amongst the 10 best films of the festival and it won the Silver Medal for the Panorama Audience Award. Additionally, STYX was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Beta Cinema sold the thrilling drama starring Susanne Wolff to French distributor Sophie Dulac, Imagine Film for Benelux, trigon-film for Switzerland, Weird Wave for Greece, Discovery for the former Yugoslavia and Lemon Tree for China.

Venice Day’s Award-winning CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza will be distributed by DCM in Germany, Sophie Dulac in France, KP Distribution in Lithuania, Danaos in Greece and China’s Lemon Tree. The latter also secured the rights for Generation 14plus-entry COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold and the family entertainment feature SHIVERSTONE CASTLE 2.

And last but not least, Rupert Everett’s debut as a writer and director THE HAPPY PRINCE, starring himself as Oscar Wilde, garnered five-star reviews upon its European premiere in a Berlinale Special Gala. After its initial bow in the prestigious Premieres section at Sundance, the film will soon be in theatres in Greece (Ama Films), South Korea (Main Title), Singapore (Lighthouse) and Taiwan (Proview). A North and Latin America deal with Sony Pictures Classics was announced during the festival. These deals now complement the current list of distributors with Lionsgate (UK), Concorde (Germany), September Film (Benelux), Sky Vision (Italy), Kodeks Medya (Turkey), Discovery (the former Yugoslavia), Frenetic Films (Switzerland) and Vendetta Films (AUS/NZ), while further deals for France, Spain and Japan amongst others are in negotiations.

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