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Vertigo Média buys almost all the Bear winners

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- One of Hungary's leading arthouse distributors did some strong business once again at Berlin this year and is now looking forward to Cannes

Vertigo Média buys almost all the Bear winners
This year's Golden Bear winner, Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi

Vertigo Média has bought the Golden Bear winner Fire at Sea [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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 by Gianfranco Rosi, the Best Director Silver Bear winner Things to Come [+see also:
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Q&A: Mia Hansen-Løve
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 by Mia Hansen-LøveThe Commune [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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 by Thomas Vinterberg, which earned Trine Dyrholm the Silver Bear for Best Actress, and Tomasz Wasilewski's Best Script winner United States of Love [+see also:
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. Vertigo Média has also acquired Bouli Lanners' Belgian title The First, the Last [+see also:
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, which won the Europa Cinemas Label and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in the Panorama section.

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Balázs Berta, managing director and head of acquisitions at Vertigo Média, told Cineuropa that as the leading distributor of Scandinavian films in Hungary, it acquired The Commune after reading the script back in August 2014. It will be released in Hungary on 28 April.

Berta picked up Fire at Sea after its world premiere. “I felt this title was a very strong piece of art and would be an instant winner,” he said. The Hungarian theatrical release is scheduled for next September.

Regarding Hansen-Løve's Things to Come, Vertigo previously handled the Hungarian release of the director's Eden [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
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 and is also releasing Louder than Bombs [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Trier
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, which stars the film's lead actress, Isabelle Huppert, today.

Vertigo Média began its exceptional year in January by releasing Lenny Abrahamson's Room [+see also:
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 and Todd Haynes’ Carol [+see also:
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. Vertigo picked up 13 Academy Award nominations with Asif Kapadia's Amy [+see also:
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 and Tobias Lindholm's A War [+see also:
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interview: Tobias Lindholm
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, while it cashed in on two Oscars with Amy and Brie Larson's acting in Room.

Berta is now looking forward to Cannes and the Film Market. Last year, Vertigo bought some strong titles in pre-production, which could end up featuring in this year's Cannes programme – such as Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's Family Photos [+see also:
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Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
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, Belgian directors the Dardenne brothers' The Unknown Girl [+see also:
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Q&A: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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and Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon [+see also:
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Q&A: Nicolas Winding Refn
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. After the European Film Market, Vertigo also signed a deal for Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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.

Vertigo also distributes Hungarian films and Hungarian co-productions. It released György Pálfi's Free Fall [+see also:
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 and Virág Zomborácz's Afterlife [+see also:
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interview: Virág Zomborácz
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, in addition to Ibolya Fekete's Mom and Other Loonies in the Family [+see also:
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last autumn. This year, it will release Attila Gigor's Well [+see also:
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 (read the article), the new movie by the director of The Investigator, which is now in post-production and looking for international exposure on the festival circuit.

Vertigo Média makes acquisitions not only for Hungarian movie theatres, but also for DVD and VoD platforms, and for television channels in the territory. In recent years, Vertigo has become one of the major arthouse distributors in Hungary, having released such titles as the Taviani brothers' Golden Bear-winning Caesar Must Die [+see also:
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interview: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
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, and the Palme d'Or winners Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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]
 by Abdellatif Kechiche and Winter Sleep [+see also:
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interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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]
 by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

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