Ivan Tverdovsky,’s Corrections Class, which won the “East Of The West Competition” at Karlovy Vary earlier this month, is to be jointly released in Russia by 20th Century Fox and A Company.
In a groundbreaking move, the distributors decided to acquire the film together following its festival screenings. Other recent releases of these distributors include I, Frankenstein, Sin City 2 and Begin Again.
The film is a Russian-German coproduction between New People Film Company and Jomami Film Production. The German premiere will be at the Cotbus Festival.
Corrections Class, which also won an award for Best Debut at Sochi’s Kinotavr festival, is about a special education class at a Russian provincial school, designed for children with physical and psychological problems. Its characters are special needs teenagers. The film is based on the novel by child psychologist and author Ekaterina Murashova,
“We noticed Corrections Class right after its premiere screening on Kinotavr Film Festival and we are very glad to include it in our autumn release plan,” commented Ekaterina Morozova, Head of Distribution of A Company Russia. “For us, this is a very special and important project. We believe in its theatrical potential and are certain to make it a successful release in partnership with our colleagues from 20th Century Fox CIS.”
“We are now working together with A Company and Fox on our release strategy,” Mila Rozanova, co-producer from New People Film Company, told Screen International. “We strongly believe the film can translate to a wider audience then just festival attendees. Our reference in terms of marketing is The Fault In Our Stars, which Fox is releasing in Russia just before Corrections Class. We plan to work on trailering with this film and think can get the same audience to be interested in both films.”