Kinowelt buys Bioskop library


CANNES -- German indie Kinowelt has acquired the Bioskop Film library ahead of Cannes, adding some 40 titles to its swelling back catalog of classic German films.

The deal includes New German Cinema classics like Volker Schloendorff's "Homo Faber" (1991), Reinhard Hauff's Berlin Golden Bear winner "Stammheim" (1986), Margarette von Trotta's Venice Golden Lion winner "The German Sisters" (1981) and the Schloendorff/von Trotta directed drama "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975).

The Bioskop library also includes early films from such directors as Michael Verhoeven, Percy Adlon and Alexander Kluge.

Kinowelt inked the worldwide distribution agreement with Bioskop founder Eberhard Junkersdorf.
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