Metrodome Distribution has acquired UK rights to Scandinavian hits 101 Reykjavik and Together from Trust Film Sales.
Metrodome distribution chief Rupert Preston expects to release the two films in the spring next year. The UK release will follow screenings for both films in the World Cinema section at the upcoming edition of the Sundance Film Festival.
Reykjavik, a black comedy about a 20-something slacker, has a cast including Victoria Abril and a score by Damon Albarn, front-man of UK pop band Blur, and Einar Orn Bendiktsson of Icelandic band The Sugar Cubes. Together, Lukas Moodysson's follow-up to Fucking Amal, is a comedy drama that recently hoovered up prizes for best actor, best director and best screenplay at Spain's Gijon International Film Festival.
Other recent additions to Metrodome's release slate include Nick Love's Goodbye Charlie Bright, the first feature from UK production outfit Cowboy Films. Metrodome will release the south London coming-of-age story in April next year on 50-100 prints.
The distributor this year stepped up buying activities through a $15m joint venture with UK financier Future Film Group. Future acquires UK rights, while Metrodome handles distribution on titles such as Behaviour Worldwide's $24m The Body and UK flick Sorted.
Metrodome also has Sundance title Shadow Of The Vampire, starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, in the pipeline for early next year. On the production front, the company is readying the debut project of NWR UK, the UK production company it formed with up-and-coming Danish film-makers Nicolas Winding Refn and Henrik Danstrup.