NonStop picks up eight Berlin titles
by Annika Pham
Stockholm-based NonStop Entertainment has filled its Berlin basket with eight new titles for its Nordic and Baltic distribution outlets, including Irish films Once [+see also:
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Written and directed by John Carney, Once won the World Cinema Audience Award in Sundance last January. Summit Entertainment sold it to Non Stop for the five Nordic countries.
John Boorman’s new thriller The Tiger’s Tail, starring Brendan Gleeson and Kim Cattral, will open in Scandinavia and the three Baltic countries thanks to Non Stop’s acquisition from Moviehouse Entertainment.
Pierre Salvadori’s French comedy hit Priceless (over 2m admissions in France), sold by Wild Bunch, will try to conquer audiences in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Gus van Sant’s debut film Mala Noche, restored for Cannes 2006, and his latest film Paranoid, set in Portland’s skating world, will both be released in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, plus Iceland for Paranoid. The dark coming-of-age tale lensed by Christopher Doyle will premiere in Cannes this year. Both films were sold by MK2.
From ThinkFilm Non Stop also acquired US actor/director Ethan Hawke’s latest film The Hottest State for all Nordic territories, as well as Sundance horror hit The Signal from Shoreline.
"NonStop Entertainment had its best Berlinale ever this year and we're looking forward to presenting these new titles to the Nordic and Baltic audiences in 2007 and 2008,” said company CEO Ignas Scheynius.
Prior to Berlin, the company pre-bought Julie Delpy’s Two Days in Paris [+see also:
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