Metropolitan, BIM take ‘Mongol’

Ghengis pic to screen in Toronto

BERLIN — Beta Cinema has sold Sergei Bodrov’s Ghengis Khan epic “Mongol” to French distrib Metropolitan Filmexport and Italy’s BIM Distribution ahead of its special presentation at the Toronto Film Festival.

Pic has pre-sold to more than 30 territories around the globe.

Picturehouse and Odeon are releasing “Mongol” in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Beta will also present World War II drama “The Counterfeiters,” Austria’s entry for next year’s foreign-language Oscar, in the Contemporary World Cinema section in association with Sony Pictures Classics, which is handling North American distribution.

Additionally, Beta will rep three high profile titles at the presales market: Constantin Film’s Max Faerberboeck’s post-war drama “Anonyma — A Woman in Berlin,” “Effi Briest,” Hermine Huntgeburth’s adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s 19th-century novel, and Florian Gallenberger’s “John Rabe — The Good Man of Nanking,” about a German businessman and Nazi party member who saved the lives of countless Chinese during the Nanking massacre in 1937.

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