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BELOVED SISTERS sell to US/Canada and AUS/NZ
Munich, Feb 20, 2014 | Global Screen has sold Berlinale competition title BELOVED SISTERS (DIE GELIEBTEN SCHWESTERN) to prolific distributor Music Box for the US and Canada and to Sydney-based boutique distribution entity Curious for Australia and New Zealand.
"Dominik Graf, his wonderful performers and production team have brought the Romantic Era and the lives of Schiller and the von Lengefeld sisters to life for 21st century audiences with captivating complexity, detail and drama," says Music Box MD Edward Arentz.
Sarah Noonan, Curious' Operations Manager states, "We were captivated by Beloved Sisters when we first saw the film and it fits perfectly with Curious' ambition to carefully curate and present the best of quality world cinema to discerning Australian and New Zealand audiences. It is an exquisite and beautifully detailed film and we are delighted to be working with Global Screen to bring the film to Antipodean movie lovers.”
BELOVED SISTERS is directed by Dominik Graf, one of Germany’s foremost auteurs, and examines a passionate love triangle between two aristocratic sisters and Friedrich Schiller, hothead and rising poet of his time. What begins playfully, almost as a game among the three of them, soon turns serious as it leads to the end of a pact...
It is produced by Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktions GmbH in co-production with Wega Film WS Filmproduction, Senator Film Produktion, and WDR, BR, Degeto, ARTE, and ORF, and supported by MDM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFF Bayern, FFA, and Deutscher Filmförderfonds.
BELOVED SISTERS celebrated its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Global Screen is handling international sales for both the 170 min. festival version as well as the 138 min. theatrical cut, which will be released by Senator Film Verleih in Germany on July 31st.
Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales at Global Screen, states, “We’re very pleased to announce that the first two key territories for BELOVED SISTERS have been sold during the Berlinale. We are happy to start our first-time collaboration with Curious and to continue our long-term relationship with Music Box with such a poetic and beautiful movie that stands out from other costume dramas with its exceptional intelligence, tenderness and modern appeal.”