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BERLINALE 2014 Italy

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EFM: Satine Film will distribute winners Stations of The Cross and Difret

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- Many new French titles among Italian companies' acquisitions. Videa will distribute Stephen Frears’ new film, Officine Ubu will bring Alex de la Iglesia into Italy

EFM: Satine Film will distribute winners Stations of The Cross and Difret
Stations of The Cross

Satine Film will distribute two of the Berlinale triumphs: Stations of The Cross [+see also:
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by German Dietrich Brüggeman, winner of the Silver Bear for best screenplay and of the festival’s Jury Prize, and Difret, by Ethiopian Zeresenay Mehari, coproduced by Angelina Jolie, and already a winner at Sundance, which one the audience award in the Panorama section.

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The same recognition was given last year to Belgian The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
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interview: Felix Van Groeningen
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(also in the running for best foreign language film at last year’s Oscars), which will be coming out in Italian movie theatres in April, also distributed by Claudia Bedogni’s Satine.

Bim bought the Italian rights for Benoît Jacquot’s (Les Adieux à la reine [+see also:
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) latest project entitled Trois coeurs, with Charlotte Gainsburg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve. Academy Two also picked up on French titles at the EFM, buying Barbecue by Eric Lavaine, starring Lambert Wilson, Florence Foresti and Franck Dubosc and comedy Chinese Puzzle [+see also:
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by Cédric Klapisch, with Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Cécile De France, adding to the French German production Diplomacy [+see also:
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by Volker Schlondorff.

Italian rights for Violette [+see also:
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by Martin Provost with Emmanuelle Devos were bought by Movies Inspired, which also collected Only Lovers Left Alive [+see also:
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by Jim Jarmush, in competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Stefano Jacono’s company will also distribute Cambodian The Missing Picture [+see also:
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, in the running for this year’s Oscars and documentary Mr. X by Leos Carax.

Videa claimed the rights for Stephen Frears’ new film on the life of cycling champion Lance Armstrong, which has yet to receive a title. Other Videa acquisitions at the EFM include The Imitation Game, by Norwegian Morten Tyldum with Keyra Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch, Suite Française [+see also:
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by British Saul Dibb, with Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts, and thriller The Whole Truth by Courtney Hunt, starring Daniel Craig.

Good Films bought the rights for ‘71 [+see also:
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, a debut film by Yann Demange on the Northern Irish struggle, in competition at the Berlinale, and a new project by Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria, with Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz and Kristen Stewart. Finally, Alex de la Iglesia’s latest film, Witching and Bitching, with Carmen Maura (presented at the Rome Festival), was added to Officine Ubu’s list. 

(Translated from Italian)

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