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Berlinale titles picked up by German distributors

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- BERLIN 2016: Various films in the programme of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival were snapped up right away

Berlinale titles picked up by German distributors
Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi

Various Berlinale competition entries have found theatrical distribution in Germany straight away. For the third time in a row, Weltkino CEOs Dietmar Güntsche and Michael Kölmel bought the Golden Bear winner in Berlin ahead of the awards ceremony. This time, the Leipzig-based distribution company acquired the Italian documentary Fire at Sea [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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as well as the German-French co-production Things to Come [+see also:
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Q&A: Mia Hansen-Løve
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, which won Mia Hansen-Løve the Silver Bear for Best Director. 

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Two further Berlinale competition titles have been acquired by Berlin-based distribution outfit Neue Visionen. CEO Torsten Frehse picked up German pregnancy drama 24 Weeks [+see also:
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by Anne Zohra Berrached as well as the Mexican migrant story Soy Nero [+see also:
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by Berlinale Residency participant Rafi Pitts. Furthermore, Neue Visionen secured the German distribution rights for the French comedy We Are Family [+see also:
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by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière.

The romantic Tunisian drama Hedi [+see also:
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by Mohamed Ben Attia, for which Majd Mastoura received the Silver Bear for Best Actor, has been taken by independent distributor Arsenal. CEO Stefan Paul also bought the Swedish Christmas hit A Holy Mess [+see also:
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by Helena Bergström as well as the Swiss hurricane thriller Wonderland [+see also:
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Meanwhile, Michael Moore’s latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, was snapped up by Falcom. Constantin Film acquired John Michael McDonagh’s buddy comedy War on Everyone [+see also:
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, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Peña, which opened the Panorama section. Lastly, Capelight Pictures discovered Tammy DavisBorn to Dance, about an upcoming hip-hop dancer, which was shown in the Generation 14plus programme.

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