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M-Appeal strikes Spanish deal for Baikonur

EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal closes deal on Veit Helmer film Baikonur with Spanish outfit Pirámide Films Distribución.

On the eve of the EFM, young Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal has closed a Spanish deal on its Veit Helmer film Baikonur with Spanish outfit Pirámide Films Distribución.

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The film is on the company’s EFM slate and is screening in the festival’s German cinema section, LOLA@Berlinale.

M-Appeal arrives in Berlin with a handful of new projects, among them its most recent acquisition, Electrick Children. The film, directed by Rebecca Thomas and starring Rory Culkin and Billy Zane, is a world premiere in Generation14Plus. M-Appeal is handling international sales. Paradigm is handling North America.

The film’s US premiere will be in South By Southwest. All territories are available. This marks M-Appeal’s second pick-up of a US indie title after Mark Jackson’s Without (picked up after Locarno).

Also new on the M-Appeal slate is King Of Comics, the latest feature from Rosa von Praunheim.

M-Appeal’s The Clay Diaries by Isaki Lacuesta (which screened in Rotterdam last month) has just received the Best Documentary at the 
FIPA in Biarritz.

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