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BERLINALE 2020 EFM

Beta Cinema joins the Berlinale showcase with My Little Sister and Berlin Alexanderplatz

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- The German company boasts two entries in the main competition of the Berlin International Film Festival

Beta Cinema joins the Berlinale showcase with My Little Sister and Berlin Alexanderplatz
My Little Sister by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond

World sales agent Beta Cinema is heading to this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and to the accompanying European Film Market (EFM, 20-27 February) with two Golden Bear contenders under its arm and three market premieres in store. Furthermore, the company will be organising market screenings for four other titles and negotiating deals for six promising upcoming features at the EFM.

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In particular, the company is pinning its hopes on Berlin Alexanderplatz [+see also:
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by Burhan Qurbani, which is part of the main competition of the 70th Berlinale. Staged by Sommerhaus Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF and Lemming Film, the director’s first entry in the prestigious showcase is a present-day-set adaptation of the Alfred Döblin novel that was previously turned into a 15½-hour-long feature by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Also shining bright on the sales agent’s slate is My Little Sister [+see also:
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by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, which tells the story of a previously successful playwright who sacrifices her career and her marriage in order to look after her sick brother. Produced by Vega Film AG, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR and ARTE GEIE, the film stars Nina Hoss in the lead role.

Furthermore, Beta Cinema will be presenting the market premieres of three features in Berlin. At the EFM, the company will be screening Narcissus and Goldmund [+see also:
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, the upcoming feature by Stefan Ruzowitzky, the director of the Academy Award-winning The Counterfeiters [+see also:
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. Produced by Tempest Film, Mythos Film and Lotus Film, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Filmproduktion, the film is based on the Nobel Prize for Literature-winning bestseller by Hermann Hesse (see the news).

The German sales agent will also be organising the market premiere of Marco D’Amore’s The Immortal [+see also:
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, the cinematic spin-off of the international series Gomorrah. The thriller was produced by Cattleya and Vision Distribution in cooperation with Sky, Timvision and Beta Film.

Another title that the company will be premiering at the market is When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit [+see also:
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. Based on Judith Kerr’s best-selling novel and directed by Caroline Link, the filmmaker behind the box-office hit All About Me [+see also:
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, the feature was produced by Sommerhaus Filmproduktion in co-production with Warner Bros Entertainment, Nextfilm Filmproduktion, La Siala Entertainment, Hugofilm Production and RAI Cinema.

At the upcoming EFM, Beta Cinema will also be setting up screenings for Vanessa Jopp’s The Space Between the Lines (staged by Komplizen Film in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion and Erfttal Film), Mahnaz Mohammadi’s Son-Mother [+see also:
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(produced by Europe Media Nest sro and FilminIran), Stephan Komandarev’s Rounds [+see also:
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(staged by Argo Film in co-production with SEE Film PRO, Deuxième Ligne Films and EZ Films) and The Club of Ugly Children by Jonathan Elbers (staged by Umami Media in co-production with Shooting Star Film Company and EO).

Lastly, the company will be negotiating deals for the upcoming features The Report [+see also:
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by Peter Bebjak (a DNA Production movie in co-production with Agresywna Banda, Evolution Films, Ostlicht Filmproduktion and RTVS), My Neighbor Adolf by Leon Prudovsky (2-Team Productions and Film Produkcja in co-production with Vandalo and United King Films – see the news), The Kangaroo Chronicles [+see also:
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by Dani Levy (X-Filme Creative Pool in co-production with ZDF, TRIXTER and ARRI Media), The Bike Thief [+see also:
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by Matt Chambers (Ugly Duckling Films and Ellipsis Pictures, in association with Twickenham Studios), Corvidae by Joe Marcantonio (Reiver Pictures in co-production with Fastnet Films) and Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini (Picomedia SRL, Nowhere Special Ltd and Digital Cube SRL, in association with RAI Cinema).

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