07. Februar 2017

Munich, 7 February 2017. Chris Kraus´ Tokyo Film Fest Grand Prix-winning THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY and COLD HELL by Academy Award winner Stefan Ruzowitzky are among Beta Cinema’s hot-selling Berlinale market titles.

Ahead of EFM, Beta secured a number of deals for the audacious romantic comedy THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY that pairs German cinema and stage star Lars Eidinger (“Clouds of Sils Maria”) with French Cesar winner Adèle Haenel (“Unknown Girl”) as a German Holocaust researcher and his French intern in preparations for an Auschwitz congress.    

In a momentous deal off the heels of the Tokyo premiere where THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY was also bestowed with an audience award, Kino Films secured the rights for Japan. China and Taiwan followed course in the Asian world with DDDream buying the rights for China and Swallow Wings securing Taiwan. Meanwhile Xenix Filmdistribution was the first European buyer to clinch the rights for Switzerland before the EFM has started, where the movie that keeps performing strongly at the German Box Office will have an early market screening.

The hard-boiled thriller COLD HELL by Stefan Ruzowitzky, the creator of Best Foreign Language Academy Award-winning “The Counterfeiters”, is testament to the versatility of the filmmaker and takes him back to the genre realm of “Anatomy” which defined the thriller genre in Germany and cemented Franka Potente’s status as an exceptional actress. COLD HELL now is a timely, fast-paced ride through the underbelly of Vienna where a perverted Islamic killer is on a spree and an eyewitness (Violetta Schurawlow) becomes his next target. In pre-EFM deals, the film goes to Japan (Gaga), South Korea (Sejong Communication), Poland (Hagi Film) and the territories of former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film).

It ranks among the Top 10 movies of all times in Norway: Erik Poppe’s war drama THE KING’S CHOICE (Oscar shortlist 2017) has gained immense international interest. The Berlinale Panorama Special entry was sold to France (Swift Distribution), Germany/Austria (Pandastorm Pictures), Spain (Watson&Holmes), Portugal (Alambique), former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film), Turkey (Medyavizyon), Japan (AT Entertainment), China (Red Apollo), Australia/New Zealand (Palace Films) and Columbia (Cine Columbia). THE KING’S CHOICE will premiere February 16th at Berlin’s renowned “Zoo Palast”.


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