Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment has closed a record 14 deals during Sundance and Berlin’s European Film Market.
The titles (full details below) are: Monos, The Nightingale, Colour Out Of Space, In Fabric, The Hole In The Ground, The Brink, Shooting The Mafia, Cold Case Hammarskjöld, Hail Satan, We Intend To Cause Havoc, Galveston, Out Of Blue, Charlie Says and Mid90s
“It’s noteworthy that 7 out the 14 films are directed by women and that they come from some of the most prolific sales agents and producers out there,” said Jakob Abrahamsson, CEO of NonStop Entertainment. “We have never before managed to snag such a strong collection of films, and are looking forward to present these to the Scandi market.”
Details on the 14 deals and films:
Alejandro Landes’ Berlinale Panorama hit and winner of a special jury prize at Sundance stars Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Julian Giraldo, and Sofía Buenaventura in the story of child soldiers who must ensure that a kidnapped American woman stays alive in the Colombian mountains. Acquired from Le Pacte for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Jennifer Kent’s Venice premiere, a period thriller set in 1825 Tasmania, starring Aisling Franciosi and Sam Claflin. Acquired from Filmnation for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Colour Out Of Space
Richard Stanley directs this cosmic terror story, adapted from HP Lovecraft, starring Nicolas Cage. The film is shooting now. Acquired from XYZ Films for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Peter Strickland’s haunting story about a cursed dress, starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Toronto premiere. Acquired from Bankside Films for Scandinavia and Iceland.
The Hole In The Ground
Lee Cronin’s psychological horror thriller (which played in Sundance Midnight) starring Seána Kerslake as a single mother who is trapped between rationality and the unexplained. Acquired from Bankside Films for Scandinavia and Iceland.
Sundance-selected documentary by Alison Klayman following Steve Bannon after he left the White House and continues galvanizing what he calls the “global populist movement.” Acquired from Magnolia Pictures for Scandinavia, Iceland, Baltics.
Shooting The Mafia
Sundance-selected documentary directed by Kim Longinotto about the photographer Letizia Battaglia and her chronicling of the Sicilian mafia during the Falcone trials. Acquired from Charades for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Mads Brügger’s provocative documentary about the dark forces behind the death of United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at Sundance. Acquired from Laika films for Sweden.
Sundance-selected documentary by Penny Lane about the growth of the Satanic Temple. Acquired from Magnolia Pictures for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
We Intend To Cause Havoc
Gio Arlotta’s documentary about WITCH, Zambia’s most popular psychrock band of the 1970s. Acquired from Pantheon Pictures for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Mélanie Laurent’s crime thriller starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning. SXSW premiere. Acquired from Embankment Films for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Out Of Blue
Carol Morley’s noir thriller starring Patricia Clarkson as a New Orleans homicide detective who is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert. Premiered at Toronto. Acquired from Independent for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Mary Harron directs starring Matt Smith as infamous killer Charles Manson. Venice premiere. Acquired from Fortitude for Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics.
Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, a coming-of-age drama set in the Los Angeles skateboarding scene in 1996. Toronto premiere. Acquired from A24 for Scandinavia and Iceland.