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Beta Cinema shows off its wares at Berlin

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- The German sales agent is presenting its strongest ever line-up at the European Film Market

Beta Cinema shows off its wares at Berlin
Ana, Mon Amour by Calin Peter Netzer

Munich-based world sales agent Beta Cinema is presenting its biggest ever official selection line-up, with three Competition, three Berlinale Special and one Panorama entry in the 2017 Berlinale, which kicks off today. Four years after winning the Golden Bear with Child’s Pose [+see also:
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, Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer returns to the Berlinale competition with Ana, Mon Amour [+see also:
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. For this intimate relationship drama, in which the fight for love ends in a fatal co-dependency, Netzer teamed up once again with DoP Andrei Butica (Child’s Pose).

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Poland’s multiple Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness [+see also:
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, Europa Europa, House of Cards) is entering the Berlinale Competition with her thriller Spoor [+see also:
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interview: Agnieszka Holland
interview: Zofia Wichlacz
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, which is based on the best-selling novel Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, one of the most famous figures in contemporary Polish literature. Another Golden Bear contender is Andres Veiel’s (If Not Us, Who [+see also:
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) documentary Beuys [+see also:
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, on the titular late visionary German artist who became famous for wearing a hat and creating the legendary “Fettecke” abstract work of art. 

Beta Cinema is also handling three films in the Berlinale Special programme. Based on the best-selling novel by Eugen Ruge, the German-Russian co-production In Times of Fading Light [+see also:
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by Matti Geschonneck (Berlin - Boxhagener Platz [+see also:
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) stars Bruno Ganz as a 90-year-old former resistance fighter who is celebrating his birthday with friends and family in East Berlin in early autumn 1989, ignoring the dramatic changes in the world around him. With A Prominent Patient [+see also:
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Julius Ševčík takes a look back at the run-up to World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Masaryk, the son of the founder of Czechoslovakia, who was also an ambassador in London and the Foreign Minister, and became a man without a nation after the German invasion of his homeland. Furthermore, with The Same Sky, Academy Award nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall [+see also:
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interview: Bernd Eichinger
interview: Joachim Fest
interview: Oliver Hirschbiegel
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]
) presents a family drama set in Cold War-era Berlin, screening in Berlinale Special Series. 

The Panorama entry The King’s Choice [+see also:
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interview: Erik Poppe
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by award-winning director Erik Poppe (A Thousand Times Good Night [+see also:
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, Troubled Water [+see also:
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) depicts the German attack on neutral Norway during World War II. Starring Jesper Christensen (Quantum of Solace [+see also:
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, Melancholia [+see also:
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interview: Lars von Trier
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) and Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters [+see also:
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), the epic was one of the nine entries shortlisted for Best Foreign-language Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

Further EFM titles on Beta Cinema’s line-up include Chris Kraus’ (The Poll Diaries [+see also:
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interview: Chris Kraus
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) award-winning drama The Bloom of Yesterday [+see also:
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, which has already been sold all across Asia, and the hard-boiled thriller Cold Hell by Academy Award-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters).

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