15. September 2014

Munich, 15 September 2014. After receiving overwhelming receptions and cheering applause for its titles in Venice and Toronto, Beta Cinema has secured worldwide deals for LABYRINTH OF LIES, THE FAREWELL PARTY and TOUR DE FORCE.

Following the sale of North American rights to Sony Pictures Classics, which was announced last Thursday, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama LABYRINHT OF LIES, based on a true story and exposing the conspiracy of certain prominent institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during WWII, France (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Italy (Good Films), Benelux (Lumiere), Portugal (Films4You), Israel (Nachshon Films), Australia (Madman), Taiwan (Swallow Wings) and Brasil (Mares Filmes). Deals with distributors from UK, Spain, Japan, Scandinavia and Eastern European territories are in final negotiations.

The Israeli Venice audience award winner THE FAREWELL PARTY by Sharon Maymon and Tal Grant, a compassionate dark comedy about friendship and knowing when to say goodbye, has been acquired by Spain (Caramel), Portugal (Films4You), Japan (Asmik Ace), Korea (JINJIN Pictures) and Brasil (Imovision) with USA, France, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Greece in final negotiations. Sales to Germany (Neue Visionen), Benelux (Cineart), Switzerland (Frenetic), Austria (Polyfilm) and Australia/New Zealand were announced last week.

Christian Züpert's comical yet touching story about a bicycle-journey that changes the character's lives forever, TOUR DE FORCE, was sold Showgate in Japan, Taiwan's Joint Entertainment and South Africa's Ster Kinekor,

Even before the end of shooting September Film Rights snapped Benelux-rights for Oliver Hirschbiegel's long awaited new German language feature GEORG ELSER (WT), the stunning, emotional portrait of the resistance fighter who tried to assassinate Hitler in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller on November 8th 1939.

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