Beta Cinema takes stack of films to Cannes Market
Munich-based international seller Beta Cinema will take the German hit of the year to Cannes: Kokowääh [+see also:
film profile], by and starring Til Schweiger as a father who has to take care of a little daughter he didn’t know he had. The film has so far exceeded 4.2m admissions at the German box office (€30m in takings). It will have its international avant-premiere at the market.
Beta will also sell Promising the Moon by Hans Steinbichler (Winter Journey [+see also:
film profile]), about a girl who rediscovers her elderly mother’s past. Produced by Uli Aselmann/die film, the title won Best Film at the Bavarian Film Awards and stars Hannelore Elsner, Juliane Koehler, David Kross and Karoline Herfurth.
Buyers will also get the chance to acquire Sebastian Grobler’s Lessons of a Dream [+see also:
film profile], in which Daniel Brühl brings a funny sport called football back from England to Prussia. Produced by deutschfilm, Cuckoo Clock and Senator, the film also stars Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile]) and Justus von Dohnányi (
interview: Bernd Eichinger
interview: Joachim Fest
interview: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Beta’s Cannes line-up also includes Irina Probost’s family animated film The Tigerduck Gang; some titles that made their mark at the latest Berlin Film Festival (Yasemin Samdereli’s Almanya – Welcome to Germany [+see also:
interview: Yasemin Samderely
film profile], which drew 1m viewers in theatres and scooped two German Film Awards; and
film profile] by Austria’s Wolfgang Murnberger); Augustí Villaronga’s Spanish film Black Bread [+see also:
film profile], winner of nine Goyas (including Best Film); Young Goethe In Love [+see also:
film profile] by Philipp Stölzl (North Face [+see also:
film profile]); and Florian Cossen’s outstanding debut movie The Day I Was Not Born [+see also:
film profile], which received two German Film Awards, among other accolades.
(Translated from French)
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