EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema has added more sales for Imagine, directed by Andrzej Jakimowski.
KMBO will release in France on Oct 23; Imagine has also sold to Russia (P&I Films), Turkey (Calinos), and Germany (Neue Visionen). A forthcoming US-Canada deal is in pipelien.
The film, produced by UK-based F&ME and Poland’s ZaiR, represents Poland in this year’s EFA selection.
Imagine, a Toronto Contemporary World Cinema selection in 2012, won best director and the audience award at the Warsaw International Film Festival. Kino Swiat released locally.
Edward Hogg and Alexandra Maria Lara star in the story of a charismatic, blind spatial orientation teacher (Hogg) at a clinic for blind patients. He helps one young woman (Lara) overcome her shyness and enjoy life again.
The film also has support of Filmes do Tejo II Multimedia (Lisbon), the Polish Film Institute, the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC), the Institito Do Cinema E Do Audiovisual (ICA), Canal + Cyfrowy, Can do Films and Wytwornia Filmow Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych.
Jakimowski’s past films include Tricks.
Producers F&ME and director Jakimowski are already planning to reteam on another feature to shoot later this year.