Fortissimo Films has signed a string of deals on several titles on its Berlin slate, including further sales on Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange, which has gone to Spain (Golem) and Italy (Koch Media) among other territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising global genre specialist XYZ Films has reported a strong response to its recent Berlin sales slate led by Brian Horiuchi’s ensemble sci-fi drama Parts Per Billion.
Asia was the big winner at the 64th Berlin Film Festival, taking home four Bears, including the Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor (Liao Fan) for Diao Yinan’s Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo).
Diao Yinan’s noir Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo) took the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in a triumphant night for Chinese cinema.
Other winners of the independent jury awards at the Berlin Film Festival include Stations of the Cross, At Home and documentary The Square.
Dirs: Dominic Harari, Teresa de Pelegri. Spain-Ireland-France. 2013. 91mins
Dir: Vanessa Lapa. Israel-Austria-Germany. 2014. 96mins
Dir/scr: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. South Korea. 2014. 98mins
Richard Linklater’s Silver Bear winner Boyhood has been 12 years in the making.
Sarah Cooper talks to the ten actors to be showcased at this year’s Berlinale.
Screen previews the world premieres of Berlin’s 2014 Competition and Berlinale Special.
3D project receives its world premiere on Feb 12 in the Berlinale Special sidebar.
The current market is focused on smart money and smart deals, not volume of product. Jeremy Kay examines the prospects for deals and new packages at Berlin’s European Film Market (Feb 6-14).
Directors Mike Brett and Steve Jamison and producer Kristian Brodie make their feature debuts with Next Goal Wins, an uplifting documentary about the American Samoa football team. Wendy Mitchell meets the team