Distributor picks up UK & Ireland rights to Frederick Wiseman’s documentary [pictured].

Soda Pictures has acquired National Gallery for the UK and Ireland.

Frederick Wiseman’s behind-the-scenes look at the National Gallery receives its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

Eve Gabereau, managing director of Soda Pictures, commented: “The film is a work of art in itself and is at once highly entertaining and totally immersive. It will make for great event cinema too in the way it brings one of the most important art institutions in the world to the big screen, allowing viewers great insight into a closed world.” 

“Soda did a great job with La Danse. We are confident that they are going to do the outmost to bring the film to a wide UK audience,” added Daniela Elstner, managing director of Doc & Film.