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CANNES 2012 Market / Austria

EastWest picks up Natalie Press’s Where I Belong

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- Vienna-based EastWest Film Distribution has picked up world distribution rights for the period film Where I Belong starring UK actress Natalie Press.

EastWest picks up Natalie Press’s Where I Belong

Yesterday in Cannes the sales agent EastWest Film Distribution announced that it had acquired world rights to the Austrian film Where I Belong starring UK actress Natalie Press (Red Road [+see also:
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). Currently in post-production, Fritz Urschitz’s drama Where I Belong is set in England in the late 1950s. Rosemarie (Press) is an Austrian immigrant who falls in love with an older man and friend of her father from the dark days of internment. They embark on a passionate affair, which leads her to lose nearly everything. But in doing so she also finds out where she belongs. Johannes Krisch from the Oscar-nominated film Revanche [+see also:
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plays her love interest. The film is produced by Satel Film and Cine Parallel in Austria.

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At the Cannes market, EastWest Film Distribution is screening two documentaries: the Dutch film Wavumba by Jeroen van Velzen that won Best New Documentary at Tribeca 2012, and the South Africa film The Creators.

EastWest’s Maja Zaric says that the multi-awarded German film Combat Girls [+see also:
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interview: Jella Haase
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depicting two-young girls who get involved in a neo-Nazi movements continues to attract buyers. The film has recently been sold to the US, adding to a dozen territories that acquired it previously such as Switzerland (Ascot Elite Entertainment Group), the Czech Republic (Film Europe), Hungary (Film Europe), Slovakia (Film Europe) and Macedonia (KT Film & Media Ltd.) . The film sold more than 100,000 tickets in Germany.

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