Both pics almost sold out worldwide
Beta has closed deals on Calin Peter Netzer’s “Child’s Pose” with Spain (Golem), Japan (Magic Hour), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Norway (Tour de Force), Denmark (Camera), Poland (Aurora), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Film Europe), Hungary (Cirko), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film), Brazil (Imovision) and Mexico (Cinemas Nueva).
Pic will be released in Germany by X-Verleih on May 23.
Jan Ole Gerster’s slacker dramedy “Oh Boy” went to Japan (Cetera), Russia (P&I Films), Hungary (Cirko), Norway (Fidalgo), Serbia/Montenegro (Discovery) and Mexico (Cinema Nueva Era). It was recently honored with six German Film Awards, including pic, helmer and actor for rising star Tom Schilling.
“Oh Boy” will be released in Benelux by ABC-Cinemien on May 30, and in France by Diaphana on June 5.
Both films have been a hit with buyers. “There are only a few remaining territories left,” Beta Cinema’s managing director Dirk Schuerhoff said.
Japan’s New Select acquired Janos Szasz’s Hungarian-German WWII drama “Le Grand Cahier” (a.k.a. “The Notebook”). Beta unveiled the first teaser for the pic at Cannes, which is based on Agota Kristof’s novel about two brothers growing up in a village on the Hungarian border during war-time. Mistreated by their cruel grandma, they have to learn every trick in the book to survive in the absurd adult world. Christian Berger (“The White Ribbon”) is DoP.
Further deals have been signed for Marc Rothemund’s “The Girl With Nine Wigs” with Poland (Aurora) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings); Norwegian/German thriller “Two Lives” was bought by Poland (Aurora); and South Korea’s Company L nabbed family-entertainment pic “Famous Five I.”