International distribution will be handled on Argentine Esteban Sapir's La Antena which was the opening film of the Tiger Competition in Rotterdam last week and is described as an 'enchanting fairytale about the power of the human voice'.
In addition, Mdc has picked up Hungarian filmmaker Csaba Bollok's Iszka's Journey which focuses on the life of a young street child in a harsh world dominated by human trafficking and prostitution. The film will have its world premiere in the Generation Kplus programme next week and a market screening on February 9 (Friday).
This Berlinale also sees Mdc int handling international distribution for two films premiering in the Forum section - Croatian director Ognen Svilicic's Armin and Ann-Kristin Reyel's family drama Hounds (Jagdhunde), and Brazilian filmmaker Paulo Caldas' Happy Desert which has been co-produced by Camara Films with Germany's Noirfilm (one of the co-producers of last year's Golden Bear winner Grbavica). Starring Nash Laila, Peter Ketnath, Hermila Guedes the story of a young girl's descent into a life of prostitution and drugs and her hope of salvation through a German tourist will have its world premiere in the Panorama section.