Paramount Classics has acquired North American, other English-speaking and Lation American distribution rights to Mostly Martha, the German-language romantic comedy written and directed by Sandara Nettelback, from Bavaria Film International.
The film, which world premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and then screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Martina Gedeck as Martha, a top chef who opens her kitchen to a high-spirited Italian (played by Sergio Castellito). Mostly Martha was produced by Karl Baumgartner and Christoph Friedel of Cologne-based Pandora Film.
Thorsten Schaumann, head of sales at Bavaria Film International, and Norbert Klingner of Schwarz Kurtze Schniewind Kelwing Wicke brokered the deal on behalf of Bavaria Film International with Paramount Classics.
The film is the third multi-territory Paramount Classics acquisition announced this week after Film Four International's The Emperor's New Clothes and Renaissance Films' The Reckoning.