Pic screens in competish in Berlin

LONDON — TrustNordisk has inked several distribution deals for Nikolaj Arcel’s “A Royal Affair,” which world preems Thursday in competish at the Berlin Film Festival.

The latest distrib pacts take the total to almost 30 countries.

Coming on board at the European Film Market were Japan’s New Select Co., Russia’s Volga Film, Taiwan’s Cineplex and Latin America’s LAP TV.

The pic has already been acquired by distribs in all the major English-language territories, including Magnolia (U.S.), Madman (Australia/New Zealand), Metrodome (U.K./Ireland), and has also secured theatrical releases across Europe, including in Germany (MFA), Austria (Filmladen), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Spain (Golem), Elite Film (Switzerland), Poland (Best Film), Slovakia and Czech Rep. (AeroFilms), Estonia (Estin Film), Romania (Independenta Film ’97), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania) and Lithuania (Scanorama).

Other deals include Turkey (Calinos Ent.) and China (Lens Media).

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, the pic tells the true story of an affair between Johann Struensee, the physician of the Danish king, Christian VII, and the English-born queen of Denmark, Caroline Mathilda, in the early 1770s.

It was shot on location in the Czech Rep. and Germany on a budget of €6.4 million ($8.3 million).

Pic is produced by Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa Ent.

It is distributed by Nordisk Film in Denmark.

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