EXCLUSIVE: Drama stars Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray.
New Europe Film Sales has sold Jeppe Rønde’s thriller Bridgend to Poland (M2 Films), Germany (Eksystent) and Latvia (Kinoteatris Bize), all of which plan a Dec 2015 release.
The film, which debuted in competition at Rotterdam and won three awards at Tribeca, has also been picked up for the US by KimStim, which plans a limited theatrical release in early 2016.
Bridgend is a thriller starring Hannah Murray (God Help the Girl, Game of Thrones), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game) and Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club). It is inspired by a spate of 79 teen suicides committed from 2007 and 2012 in Bridgend, a small former coal-mining province in Wales.
New Europe previously sold all rights in UK and Ireland to Soda Pictures and TV rights for the film in Eastern and Central Europe (HBO) and Turkey (Sinema TV).
The film also won Ciritcs’ Prize at Fantasia FF and special mentions for cinematography at Mannheim-Heidelberg FF and OFF Camera FF.