Sony Pictures Classics has taken North American rights from Beta Cinema to Hungary’s shortlisted foreign-language Oscar submission.

Janos Szasz directed the Intuit Pictures film, made in co-production with Hunnia Filmstudio, Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films. 

The Notebook is adapted from Agota Kristof’s novel of the same name and received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013, where it received its world premiere ahead of the North American premiere in Toronto.

Ulrich Thomsen and Ulrich Matthes star in the WWII story of 13-year-old twins abandoned by their parents to their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border.