Cannes: Beta Set to Sell Out on Award Winners 'Child's Pose,' 'Oh Boy'
Distributors in Spain, Japan and Brazil take Berlin Festival winner "Child's Pose" while Russian and Mexican buyers board German film award champ "Oh Boy."
First come the awards, then come the deals. That's proven the case for Beta Cinema with two of its accolade-heavy titles close to selling out worldwide: Berlin Film Festival winner Child's Pose and German film award champ Oh Boy.
Beta closed multiple deals for both titles at the Cannes market, with deals for Child's Pose in Spain (Golem), Japan (Magic Hour), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Norway (Tour de Force), Denmark (Camera), Poland (Aurora), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Film Europe), Hungary (Cirko), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film), Brazil (Imovision) and Mexico (Cinemas Nueva). The Romanian drama from Calin Peter Netzer, starring acting veteran Luminita Gheorghiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) has already sold to several big European territories including to X Verleih for Germany, Sophie Dulac Distribution for France and Teodora in Italy.
Jan Ole Gerster's directorial debut Oh Boy, which won six trophies, including best film, at last month's German film academy awards, sold in Cannes to Japan (Cetera), Russia (P&I Films), Hungary (Cirko), Norway (Fidalgo), Serbia/Montenegro (Discovery) and Mexico (Cinema Nueva Era). The black-and-white tragicomedy goes out in Benelux later this month via ABC Cinemien and in France through Diaphana in June.