Danish sales company LevelK to launch Komedy label at Cannes
- One of the recent pick-ups, Danish director Hella Joof's Almost Perfect, won the acting award at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York
At the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival (May 15-26), Danish international sales company LevelK will launch a new comedy label - Komedy - with a catalogue of hit comedies from across the world.
Two of them, Danish directors Hella Joof's Almost Perfect [+see also:
film profile] and Rasmus Heide's All for Two, were selected for last week's 5th Friars Club Comedy Film Festival at New York's Dolby Theater (April 1-6), where Almost Perfect picked up the Special Jury Prize for Best Performance (by Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas).
"Komedy will present different styles of national comedies, which has the potential to resonate across borders, and with foreign sales already concluded for some of the titles, both for theatrical and television, we are getting there," said managing director Tine Klint, of LevelK.
The initial line-up includes Heide's All for Two [+see also:
film profile], Take the Trash, The Christmas Party, Finnish director Mikko Kuparinen's Body Fat Index of Love [+see also:
film profile], Swedish director Staffan Lindberg's Once Upon a Time in Phuket [+see also:
film profile], soon to add features from Bulgaria, Australia, Canada and Brazil.
"The new label will have a strong presence across all social media platforms, where audiences can interact and discuss what can actually be considered comedy," added Klint, whose selection of seven productions for the current MIPTV market in Cannes (April 8-11) is spearheaded by Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket, which landed three awards at the recent Berlinale - Best Film in the Generation Kplus section, the prize for Best Debut Film and the Amnesty International Film Prize.
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