New Europe Movie Gross sales Does Enterprise with Iceland’s Pálmason, Hákonarson (EXCLUSIVE)

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GOTEBORG, Sweden —  New Europe Movie Gross sales has boarded “A White, White Day,” by Hlynur Pálmason, and sealed new offers on “The County,” from “Rams’” director Grímur Hákonarson.

Each Icelandic titles will probably be pitched at Göteborg’s Nordic Movie Market (Jan 31.-Feb 3) as works in progress.

“A White, White Day” marks Pálmason’s second characteristic after his artistically daring debut “Winter Brothers,” which gained practically 30 prizes and opened in additional than a dozen territories.

“Hlynur was a revelation for us in 2017, an actual nugget within the arthouse mine,” states New Europe Movie Gross sales’ managing director Jan Naszewski.

He added: “We love his imaginative and prescient of approaching works totally-image, sound, message and feelings. I like it when as a substitute of sending a script, he can ship us a ‘gif’ which in his thoughts, higher explains his intention with a brand new work.”
“A White, White Day” stars Ingvar E. Sigurðsson as an off-duty police officer who suspects a person of getting an affair together with his spouse who not too long ago died in a automotive accident. His obsession for locating the reality regularly endangers himself and his family members.

The movie was produced by Be a part of Movement Footage, in co-production with Denmark’s Snowglobe and Sweden’s Hob. Producer Anton Máni Svansson says the home launch is about for September 2019.
New Europe Movie Gross sales’ different Icelandic protégé Hákonarson is gaining traction together with his second pic “The County” produced by Netop Movies, in co-production with Denmark’s Profile Footage, Germany’s One Two Movies and France’s Haut et Courtroom. Recent offers have been closed with Germany/Austria (Alamode), Spain (Karma), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Aerofilms), Poland (Gutek Movie), ex-Yugoslavia (Demiurg) and Romania (Transilvania).

Earlier pre-sales introduced in Selection have been negotiated with the U.Ok./Eire, Benelux (Think about), Switzerland (Xenix), Australia/New Zealand (Palace), Hunary (Vertigo) Greece (Strada) and Scandinavia (Scanbox). Haut et Courtroom will deal with France and Sena the home launch.
“’The County’ is a special movie to ‘Rams,’” notes Naszewski. “It’s a drama specializing in a lady who feels that she must make a change in her life and defend the values that she believes in. It’s nonetheless set within the countryside amongst farmers, maybe much less quirky than ‘Rams,’ however nonetheless very inspiring.”
Warsaw-based New Europe Movie Gross sales, whose catalogue consists of 1 third Nordic content material, can be screening on the Göteborg market its newest Danish acquisition “Sons of Denmark,” bowing in competitors each in Rotterdam and Göteborg.

“It’s a really highly effective portrait of ethnic tensions in fashionable Denmark”, feedback Naszewski. “It facilities on people who find themselves built-in however misunderstood and manipulated by totally different teams. It’s an actual punch within the intestine, a really private and political movie by Ulaa, but additionally an awesome thriller, very visible and really properly acted.”

He went on: “The movie actually catches the zeitgeist of Europe right now and jogs my memory of the works by Jacques Audiard and Fatih Akin. It has the power of a close to future-set ‘Taxi Driver.’”

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