Berlin-based world sales company m-appeal has taken on international distribution for Tiger Competition entry My Dog Killer and Bright Future titles Kayan and What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love.
Slovakian director Mira Fornay’s second feature My Dog Killer, which depicts one day in the life of 18-year-old Marek and his longing for acceptance in the local neo-Nazi scene, will have its world premiere in Rotterdam’s Tiger Award Competition.
The co-production between Mirafox and Cineart TV Prague had been presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2010 and was developed at the Nipkow Programme in Berlin.
Meanwhile, m-appeal will be represented in the Bright Future sidebar with the European premiere of Iranian-born Maryam Najafi’s first feature. Kayan is set in the Middle Eastern community in Vancouver and received the New Currents Award in Busan as well as the prize for the Best Actress for Oula Hamadeh at Cinemanila IFF.
Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya will be in the same section with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love about the life of three girls at a high school for visually impaired in Jakarta.
Surya’s second feature will have already had its world premiere in Sundance’s World Cinema Competition before coming to Rotterdam.
In addition, m-appeal will be presenting feature debutant Michiel ten Horn’s The Deflowerung Of Eva Van End in Bright Future, and Axel And Peter, one of the shorts from Rosa von Praunheim’s marathon compilation Rosa’s World, in Spectrum Shorts.