11. Februar 2011

Beta Cinema starts brisk EFM led by GOETHE!

“Goethe!” sold to the U.S. and Japan

Berlin, 11 February 2011. Beta Cinema has made a brisk start at this year’s European Film Market led by Philipp Stölzl’s GOETHE!. The fresh take on the early years of Germany’s most famous literary genius and rebel was sold to the U.S. distributor Music Box and Japan’s Gaga as well as to Scandinavia (Atlantic Film), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Hollywood C.E.), Greece (Strada Films) and South Korea (Daisy Entertainment). Florian Cossen’s feature-film debut THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN about a young German woman discovering a long-kept family secret dating back to the Argentinean military dictatorship was sold to France (Metropolitan), Canada (Mongrel Media) and Israel (Orlando). The film has been honoured with the Audience and Fipresci Award in Montreal and was launched in German cinemas this week.

The touching father and son portrait THE END IS MY BEGINNING, starring Bruno Ganz and Elio Germano in the lead roles, is being brought to theaters in Italy by Fandango, and will be seen in Spain (Isaan Entertainment/Karma) as well.

Beta Cinema inked further deals for the German surprise hit VINCENT WANTS TO SEA. After the film registered an outstanding performance in Israel (Lev Cinemas) with 50,000 movie goers to date, it was also sold to the U.S. (Corinth Films) as well as to Australia / New Zealand (Umbrella Entertainment).

The feature-film version of HINDENBURG which portrays the spectacular zeppelin catastrophe of 1937 is also drawing major interest and was sold to the U.K. (Metrodome), Australia / New Zealand (Umbrella Entertainment), the Benelux (Dutch Film Works) and Scandinavia (Atlantic Film). Wolfgang Murnberger’s MY BEST ENEMY, which is running in competition this coming Wednesday, was already sold to Great Britain (Metrodome), Japan (Klockworx) and to the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Hollywood C.E.). The tragic-comedy tells a story of friendship, love and betrayal, in which tragedy and humor are always close by.

Beta Cinema is presenting altogether 16 titles at this year’s Berlinale, including two competition entries, one Panorama and one Forum film as well as five LOLA@BERLINALE entries.


For further information:

Beta Cinema Presse, Dorothee Stoewahse

Tel: + 49 89 67 34 69 15,


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