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AFM: Spotlight Pictures to launch 'Bitter Harvest'

The Los Angeles-based sales company will introduce international buyers to Andamar Entertainment’s $21m drama at the Santa Monica market next week.

Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Samantha Barks and Tamer Hassan star in the inter-war tale about the Holodomor.

The story of the 1932-33 famine engineered by Joseph Stalin that is believed to have killed upwards of 2.5million Ukrainians is told through the eyes of two young lovers.

George Mendeluk directed Bitter Harvest from a screenplay he wrote with Richard Bachynsky-Hoover.

Spotlight will stage the world market premiere at a private screening in Santa Monica on November 9. Ian Ihnatowycz, Stuart Baird, Mendeluk, Chad Barager and Jaye Gazeley produced. 

Spotlight Pictures head of acquisitions Carlos Rincon brokered the deal with production attorney William J Immerman on behalf of Andamar Entertainment.

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