Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers, which won four prizes at this year’s Locarno Film Festival including best actor for Elliott Crosset, has sold to multiple territories including the US.
Sales agent New Europe Film Sales has inked a deal with arthouse label KimStim for the US, and has also sold the film to France (Arizona), Greece (Strada), Hungary (Vertigo), Poland (New Horizons), and Iceland (Sena).
Starring Crosset alongside Lars Mikkelsen (House Of Cards) and Simon Sears (Northern Lights), the film, set in a mining community in Eastern Denmark, is the story of two brothers who enter a violent feud with another family.
It is a Danish-Icelandic co-production between Masterplan Pictures and Join Motion Pictures. Julie Waltersdorph Hansen was a producer on the project and Per Damgaard Hansen was an executive producer.
Winter Brothers premiered at Locarno and also played in Toronto’s Discovery strand.
Jan Naszewski, CEO of New Europe said: “We’re very happy to work with KimStim again. They are lovers of quality Scandinavian cinema. We were very happy with our collaboration on Bridgend with them”.