Dogwoof takes UK rights to Sundance docs Big Boys Gone Bananas! and Putin's Kiss
Company also in talks for more Sundance titles.
UK distributor Dogwoof has acquired two films at Sundance 2012, they are Fredrik Gertten’s Big Boys Gone Bananas!* and Lise Birk Pedersen’s Putin’s Kiss.
Both will be distributed in Summer 2012.
The company is also in talks for several other Sundance titles.
Dogwoof also distributed Gertten’s Bananas!* in 2010. The new film follows Gertten dealing with a legal battle from the first film, about workers making claims against Dole. Dogwoof bought the new film directly from Gertten and WG Film.
Gertten said of the deal: “Dogwoof were brave enough to pick up the first film [Bananas!*] when we were under fire, for which we are very proud - we are delighted to work with a team who know that to get docs out there in the current marketplace, you need to be both smart and creative.’
Putin’s Kiss, about a Russian youth movement leader, was acquired from DR sales by Dogwoof’s head of distribution Oli Harbottle. Helene Aurø of DR Sales said: “We are delighted to be working with Dogwoof on one more of our titles. We are confident that Putin’s Kiss will be a great success in the UK with such a professional team behind the film. “
Harbottle said of both acquisitions: “It is wonderful to add two such important and timely films to the Dogwoof roster - both films carry similar messages and display Dogwoof’s dedication not only to the documentary genre, but also films which are trying to make a difference.”