Beta times ten
- The international sales company from Munich presents 10 titles in Berlin, including one in competition
The international sales company from Munich Beta Cinema this year proposes a record number of films (10 titles) at the Berlinale, including one feature film selected in competition: the Romanian drama Child's Pose [+see also:
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
film profile] by Calin Peter Netzer (Medal of Honor [+see also:
film profile]), which depicts with sensitivity and humour the relationship between an adult man and his domineering mother.
On the market, foreign distributors will be spoilt for choice among family films which are very popular with the public on the other side of the Rhine, starting with Germany’s N°1 film from 2012, Turkish for Beginners [+see also:
film profile] by Bora Dagtekin (nearly 2.4 million admissions ; ranked 10th in the general box-office), as well as The Famous Five [+see also:
film profile], by Mike Marzuk and based on the adventures of theFamous Five (over 1 million spectators in 2012), The Adventures of Huck Finn [+see also:
film profile] by Hermine Huntgeburth, the romantic comedy Freshly Squeezed [+see also:
film profile] by Christine Hartmann, which is halfway between Bridget Jones and Sex & the City, and the sequel to the successful movie Kokowääh [+see also:
film profile] (4,317,017 admissions in 2011) by Til Schweiger, Kokowääh 2, to be launched by Warner on German screens this Thursday (February 7th).
Beta also offers the excellent Oh Boy [+see also:
interview: Jan Ole Gerster
film profile] by Jan Ole Gerster, an existential tale, full of humour, which was praised at festivals and when it was released in theatres. Tom Schilling plays the role of a man in his 30's adrift in an absurd and often nocturnal Berlin.
As for thrillers, buyers will be able to discover the German-Norwegian coproduction Two Lives by Georg Maas, with Liv Ullmann and Juliane Köhler in the role of a former spy from East Germany who settled in Norway.
Beta is also handling the sales of the new film by Marc Rothemund (Sophie Scholl [+see also:
film profile]), The Girl With Nine Wigs, inspired by the autobiographical best-seller in which Sophie van der Stap tells of her experience with cancer.
The line-up of the company directed by Dirk Schürhoff is completed by the documentary Der Bernd by Carlos Gerstenhauer, produced by Constantin, about the famous producer Bernd Eichinger, who died in January 2011 at the age of 61.
(Translated from French)
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