Mark L Lester'sAmerican World Pictures (AWP) has acquired worldwide distribution rights toPolish biopic Chopin: Desire For Love and international rights to US ensemble The Anarchist Cookbook. The films will be screened for buyers at MIFED forthe first time.
Chopin: Desire For Love stars Danuta Stenka and Piotr Adamczyk and featuresclassical performers on the soundtrack including Yo-Yo Ma, Yukiko Yokoyama andEmanuel Ax. It follows the doomed love affair between Chopin and the writerGeorge Sand. Jerzy Antczak wrote and directed the film, and co-produced withPawel Rakowski. Todd Olsson, executive vice president of acquisitions anddistribution at AWP, brokered the deal for the film with the producers.
Rakowski also executiveproduced The Anarchist Cookbookstars Gina Phillips, Devon Gummersal, Dylan Bruno, John Savage and KatharinTowne in the story of a man (Gummersal) who lives in semi-slacker party modewith his fellow Anarchists until Bruno arrives to push the limits of anarchy.
Newcomer Jordan Susman wroteand directed the film and also produced with Robert Latham Brown and AmyGreenspun. Kevin Iwashina of CAA brought AWP onto the film and is handling thedomestic sale, while Olsson again handled the deal for AWP.