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The Bookshop nominated for 12 Goyas

Isabel Coixet’s adaptation from Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel set in 1950s England, scooped 12 nominations for the “Spanish Oscars” including best film, best director, best actress for Emily Mortimer and best supporting actor for Bill Nighy. The film has taken more than EUR 2 million in Spain to date and will be a strong contender at the 32nd edition of the awards which take place on February 3 in Madrid. Sales are handled by Celsius Entertainment.

The Tale in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2018

The debut feature of renowned documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox starring Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn will premiere in the “U.S. Dramatic Competition” of the most important film festival in America. The US-German co-production with A Luminous Mind Productions, Untitled Entertainment and Blackbird Films was financed with the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Gamechanger Films and ZDF / arte.

Under the Tree successfully sold worldwide

World sales New Europe Film Sales has inked a host of deals on the Icelandic Oscar entry. The IS / PL / DK / DE co-production, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, has secured distribution in over 25 countries, including US (Magnolia), China (Times Vision), France (BAC), UK (Eureka), Australia/NZ (Palace) and Spain (La Aventura).

Box office success in Spain for The Bookshop

Isabel Coixet’s new film, starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson, has opened in 115 screens and grossed almost 500.000 €, being the best average per location of the weekend. World sales are handled by Celsius Entertainment. Capelight will distribute The Bookshop in Germany.

Hier at Connecting Cottbus Pitch

Bálint Kenyeres’ debut feature was selected for the “Work In Progress” programme at Connecting Cottbus and will compete for the “COCO Post Pitch Award“. The project is also looking for distribution and world sales.

The Bookshop awarded as Best International Literary Adaptation

Isabel Coixet’s upcoming feature won the prize for Best International Literary Adaption for „The Bookshop“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. World sales are handled by Celsius Entertainment. German distributor is Capelight.

Freedom's international festival run

After premiering in Locarno’s competition, Jan Speckenbach’s second feature competed in Säo Paulo, Valladolid and Hof. The film also screened at CPH Pix, in Haifa and Warsaw. Next stop is Berlin (14 Films Around the World). World Sales are handled by Pluto Film, Film Kino Text will release in Germany in the beginning of 2018.

Under the Tree picked as Icelandic foreign-language Oscar candidate

After premiering at the festivals of Venice and Toronto, the black comedy by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson was sold to US distributor Magnolia Pictures. World sales are handled by New Europe Film Sales.

Freedom in competition at the 70th Locarno Festival

Jan Speckenbach’s second feature will play in competition at the 70th Locarno Festival. The film stars Johanna Wokalek and Hans-Jochen Wagner and was funded by MBB, Kuratorium JDF, FFA and Slovak AVF. World Sales are handled by Pluto Film, Film Kino Text will release in Germany in the beginning of 2018.

The Most Beautiful Couple's principal photography wrapped

With the support of Filmstiftung NRW, FFA, Minitraité, DFFF and Medienboard, principal photography of Sven Taddicken’s new film has finished. Arsam International is the French co-producer. Zorro Film will release in Germany and Beta Cinema handles world sales.

Olli Mäki sweeps Finnish Film Awards with eight prizes

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki took home 8 out of 10 nominations at Finnish Jussi Awards: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor, Best supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Make-up and Best Costume Design.

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