Ena Sendijarević’s Take Me Somewhere Nice, which will have its world premiere in the Tiger Competition of the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam, has had its world sales rights picked up by Greek outfit Heretic Outreach.
The project marks the feature debut of Amsterdam-based writer-director Sendijarević, who is of Bosnian origins. The film tells the story of Alma, who travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit a father she’s never met, embarking on a road trip across the country with her cousin.
The director’s previous short films include Import, which premiered at Cannes Director’s Fortnight in 2016.
Screen can also unveil the first trailer for Take Me Somewhere Nice below.
Producers on Take Me Somewhere Nice are Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers and Layla Meijman for Dutch outfit Pupkin, which is also the company behind the country’s upcoming first Netflix original series (currently untitled but scheduled for release this year).
Associate producer on the project is Amra Bakšić Čamo for Pro.ba., while Joost de Wolf and Marieke Mols co-produce for Dutch broadcaster VPRO. It was supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO and Creative Europe Programme MEDIA.
Dutch distributor Gusto Entertainment has pre-bought rights for the Netherlands and will release on March 21, 2019.
Heretic, which is an Athens-based production company with a sales arm, were the winners of the Eurimages Co-Production Award at the European Film Awards in November 2018.