09. Februar 2015

Berlin, 9 February 2015. Beta Cinema’s Berlinale competition entry 13 MINUTES by Oliver Hirschbiegel and Sundance Audience Winner UMRIKA are becoming hot sellers at the European Film Market. For 13 MINUTES, Beta Cinema locked agreements with Spain’s Contracorriente Films, Monolith Films from Poland and Swallow (Taiwan) after closing the deal with Sony Pictures Classics for the US. Further deals for the Nazi resistance drama about failed Hitler assassin Georg Elser are in final negotiations.

At previous markets Beta Cinema secured already wide ranging agreements for 13 MINUTES, among them UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand (Studiocanal), Japan (GAGA), France (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri), Benelux (September Film Rights), Brasil (Mares Filmes), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), and Colombia (Cine Colombia). 13 MINUTES will bow at the Berlinale Palast in official selection (out of competition) on Thursday.

UMRIKA, which just recently received the Audience Award at Sundance, will be released by Focus in South Korea, by New Cinema in Israel and by Swallow in Taiwan, which also acquired the Romanian competition entry AFERIM! by the producer of Golden Bear winning CHILDS POSE.

At the EFM, Beta Cinema has also closed additional deals on LABYRINTH OF LIES by Giulio Riccarelli, which was sold to AT Entertainment in Japan, Pueblo Hungary and the Argentine Compania Distribuidora as well as to Scandbox for Scandinavia and to Cine Video Y Television Mexico. The latter two also acquired Venice Days Audience Award winning THE FAREWELL PARTY.

For further information:

Dorothee Stoewahse
Beta Film, + 49 89 63 84 627

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