Alamode Film has bought German and Austrian rights to Lone Scherfig’s US-set drama The Kindness Of Strangers from UK sales company HanWay Films. The film opens next month’s Berlin International Film Festival (February 7 – 17) and is also screening in competition.
Set in New York City, The Kindness Of Strangers follows a group of strangers who come together to find liberation through each other. Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Bill Nighy, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones and Jay Baruchel lead the cast.
The film is produced by Malene Blenkov for Denmark’s Creative Alliance with Sandra Cunningham for Canada’s Strada Films. It is a co-production with France’s D’Artagnan, Germany’s Nadcon and Sweden’s Unlimited Stories.
It is backed by Ingenious Media and Apollo Media.
Entertainment One will distribute in Canada, with SF Studios distributing in Scandinavia.