Seven new acquisitions in Berlin for NonStop
by Annika Pham
Stockholm-based distribution company NonStop Entertainment picked up seven new films at the Berlinale, including Rachid Bouchareb’s London River [+see also:
film profile], winner of a Silver Bear for Best Actor (Sotigui Kouyate).
The film acquired from Elle Driver will be released by NonStop in the Nordic and Baltic region, along with the documentary The September Issue, also on Elle Driver’s line-up; Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop [+see also:
film profile], sold by Protagonist Pictures; Jon S Baird’s Cass, sold by Goldcrest; and Marco Amenta’s The Sicilian Girl [+see also:
film profile], sold by Roissy.
Other titles acquired for the five Nordic countries include Admiral, Russia’s most expensive and successful film ever, directed by Andrei Kravchuk and sold by Rezo Films; as well as Largo Winch [+see also:
film profile], the French hit from Wild Bunch based on the comics super hero.
Those new acquisitions will be released in the Nordic region through NonStop's Swedish arm, via its ad hoc arrangements with Arthaus (Norway), Cinema Mondo (Finland), Camera or Angel in Denmark, and Myndform (Iceland), with whom NonStop just signed another three-year deal.
They add up to their previous pick-up, Swedish Berlinale Forum favourite Burrowing [+see also:
film profile], acquired at the beginning of the festival for Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltic countries. During the Berlinale, NonStop Entertainment also announced a partnership with Warp X (see news), to act as associate producer on eight to ten of their upcoming films.
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