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BERLINALE 2020 EFM

Taskovski Films boards Sanctuary and four Berlinale documentaries

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- The London-based sales agent has also picked up the Forum films The Exit of the Trains, The House of Love and Strike or Die, plus the Panorama Dokumente title The Foundation Pit

Taskovski Films boards Sanctuary and four Berlinale documentaries
Sanctuary by Álvaro Longoria

The UK’s Taskovski Films has announced that it has picked up the worldwide rights for Sanctuary [+see also:
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, an environmental documentary toplined by Javier and Carlos Bardem, directed by Spanish filmmaker Álvaro Longoria and produced by Madrid-based Morena Films. The film world-premiered at Toronto.

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“We strongly believe that filmmakers and actors can contribute to the protection of our planet and the environment we live in. We believe that ‘we are what we watch’ and that by distributing these films, we are, together with filmmakers, contributing to bringing about the change that we would like to see in the world,” says Irena Taskovski, founder and managing director of Taskovski Films. “It is an enormous pleasure to work with Morena Films and Javier Bardem, and to share our passion for cinema and the planet as our home.”

Taskovski is bringing the title to the European Film Market (20-27 February) along with four other documentaries screening at the Berlinale. Three of these are in the Forum section: Radu Jude and Adrian Cioflâncă's Holocaust-centred, black-and-white, experimental documentary The Exit of the Trains [+see also:
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(Romania), Luca Ferri's portrait of a trans sex worker The House of Love [+see also:
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(Italy) and Jonathan Rescigno's Strike or Die [+see also:
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(France), an exploration of life in the director's hometown in Lorraine.

The fifth Taskovski title that the company will be offering at the EFM is Andrey Gryazev's The Foundation Pit, a found-footage documentary on censorship in Putin's Russia. The film will world-premiere in Panorama Dokumente.

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