NonStop Entertainment hits the AFM with a slew of high-profile acquisitions.
The revamped Scandinavian distributor has taken on Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar, Kate Winslet starring The Dressmaker and Laurie Anderson’s feature directorial debut Heart Of A Dog, to name just a few (full list of titles below).
Jakob Abrahamsson, CEO of NonStop, said: “Newly reborn as an independent distributor, NonStop Entertainment solidifies its profile as the leading Scandinavian distributor for great films for an upmarket audience with this latest slew of extraordinary acquisitions, ranging from Kate Winslet’s tour de force The Dressmaker, via smart post-apocalyptic thriller She Who Brings Gifts to Laurie Anderson’s outstanding and mesmerizing doc Heart Of Dog, that puts us exactly where we want to be for the upcoming 2016 season.”
The acquisitions are:
Australian comedy/drama The Dressmaker directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving. Acquired from Embankment for Scandinavia.
US comedy romance Mr Right directed by Paco Cabezas starring Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA and James Ransone. Acquired from Sierra-Affinity for Scandinavia including Iceland.
Drama Into The Forest directed by Patricia Rozema and starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood. Acquired from Celsius for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
British sci-fi thriller She Who Brings Gifts directed by Colm McCarthy starring Glenn Close, Gemma Amerton and Paddy Considine. Acquired from Altitude for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
British musical London Road directed by Rufus Norris and starring Olivia Coleman. Acquired from Protagonist for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
Venezuelan drama From Afar directed by Lorenzo Vigas. Acquired from Celluloid Dreams for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
Laurie Anderson’s personal documentary Heart of a Dog. Acquired from Celluloid Dreams for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
Swedish documentary The Swedish Theory Of Love about the Swedish welfare state, directed by Erik Gandini. Acquired from producer Fasad for Scandi including Iceland and Baltics.
French sci-fi thriller Ares starring Ola Rapace and Ruth Vega Fernandez and directed by Jean-Patrick Benes. Acquired from Gaumont for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
Documentary Yayoi Kusuma: A Life In Polka Dots - Heather Lenz’s portrait of the Japanese artist. Acquired from Dogwoof for Scandinavia including Iceland and Baltics.
Eli Roth’s cannibal story Green Inferno. Acquired from Bloom for Scandinavia.