Stuttgart-based distributor Camino Filmverleih will release Benedek Fliegauf’s English language debut Womb in Germany next spring.
Starring Eva Green and Matt Smith, the film had its world premiere last month in the official competition of the Locarno Film Festival where it won the Junior Jury’s “Environment is quality of life” award.
Womb had originally been scheduled to be released in Germany by Claus Boje’s Berlin-based distribution outfit Delphi Filmverleih. At the same time, the production company Boje Buck Produktion which Boje runs with filmmaker Detlev Buck had served as a co-producer with Razor Film, France’s A.S.A.P. Films and Hungary’s Inforg Filmstudio on the production.
However, Delphi Filmverleih was forced to file for insolvency at the end of last March after the poor box office performance of its releases in 2009 threw the company into financial turmoil.
Womb’s state of limbo has now been brought to an end by the decision of Camino Filmverleih to take the film into its programme.
The fledgling distributor was launched last year with Kamran Sardar Khan as Head of Distribution and Acquisitions and has so far picked up such films as Locarno 2009 Golden Leopard winner She, A Chinese, the Foreign Language Oscar winner The Secrets In Their Eyes, and Oliver Kienle’s prize-winning drama Bis Aufs Blut for distribution in Germany.
Womb – which is being handled internationally by The Match Factory – will have its North American premiere in Toronto next week.