Paris-based artpic distribbery Epicentre Films has acquired French distribution rights to Norwegian Ole Giaever’s mountain-set dramedy “Out of Nature,” sold by Paris/Mexico’s sales outfit NDM.
The first film selected for the 2015 Berlinale Panorama, “Out of Nature” takes part Friday in Ventana Sur’s European Day, Argentine market’s new section dedicated to the sale and screenings of European pics.
Produced by Maria Ekerhovd at Bergen/Tromso-based Mer Film, and penned and toplined by Ole Giaever, “Nature” makes a physical, mental and emotional journey inside Martin head as he heads out into wild nature.
A family father in his thirties in a Norwegian small town, Martin feels alienated in his own life and longs to get away from his job and family. He sets off alone on a hiking trip into the woods, up to the mountains. The audience hears his uncensored thoughts and brutally honest observations about himself and the people around him as he is forced to confront the way he lives his life.
“We have been seduced by the off-beat humour of the film and the incredible actor/director’s performance !” Epicentre’s head Daniel Chabannes told Variety.
Giaever’s follow-up to the 2011 Berlin Panorama-selected “The Mountain,” “Out of Nature” world premiered at September’s Toronto Film Festival, screening in Contemporary World Cinema sidebar.
Founded in 2012 by Jaime Romandia’s Mantarraya Producciones alongside Cannes’ twice best director Carlos Reygadas’ No Dream Cinema, NDM has rapidly positioned as a key player handling international rights for Latin American and European artpics.
French distrib-producer Epicentre, led by Daniel Chabannes, bets on a broad range of movies with the search for identity often a common theme.