New films by Ralf Huettner and Irina Probost will be presented as market premieres by Beta Cinema at the forthcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.
Huettner’s culture clash comedy Lost In Siberia, starring Joachim Krol, Katja Riemann and Vladimir Burlakov, will be first screened in the market on May 19.
The production by Berlin-based Jooyaa Filmproduktion and Getaway Pictures with Russia’s CTB Filmcompany had its German premiere two weeks ago at the go East Festival for Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden and is set to screen at the 3rd edition of the VOICES Film Festival in Vologda at the beginning of July. Majestic Film open the film theatrically in Germany on May 10.
Meanwhile, producer-director Probost’s stereo 3D animation film Come On, Let’s Find A Treasure will first screen on May 17. The production by Munich-based Papa Löwe Filmproduktion is based on children’s author Janosch’s bestselling book which has been translated into 47 languages. Worldwide rights are available except for German-speaking territories and the Middle East. MFA+ FilmDistribution will be releasing the film into German cinemas on May 24.
Beta will also have market screenings of Rudolf van den Berg’s Second World War story Süskind, starring Jeroen Spitzenberger and Karl Markovics, Matthias Glasner’s Berlinale 2012 Competition title Mercy (Gnade), and Doris Dörrie’s Bavarian Film Award-winning drama Bliss.
The Munich-based sales company will be introducing a raft of other titles currently in post production to international buyers in its Cannes line-up, ranging from Hungarian director János Szász’s The Notebook, starring Ulrich Thomsen and Ulrich Matthes, and Georg Maas’ thriller Two Lives (Zwei Leben), with Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann and Ken Duken, to Toke Constantin Hebbeln’s feature debut Shores Of Hope (Wir wollten aufs Meer), Marc Rothemund’s comedy The Girl With Nine Wigs (Heute bin ich blond) and Hermine Huntgeburth’s family entertainment Huck Finn (Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn), based on the children’s classic by Mark Twain.