Menemsha Films Takes 'To Life!' for North America
The Berlin-set drama focus on the relationship between a terminally ill young German and an aging Jewish cabaret singer.
Menemsha Films has picked up all rights in North America for To Life!, a German-language drama about an elderly Jewish cabaret singer and the odd friendship she strikes up with Jonas, a young, but terminally ill, German man.
The feature, from director Uwe Janson, stars Hannelore Elsner (No Place to Go) as the cabaret singer Ruth and German actor Max Riemelt, who has a leading role in Netflix' upcoming sci-fi series Sense8, as Jonas.
Global Screen, which is handling international sales on the film, also closed deals for To Life! with Jiff Distribution for Australia and New Zealand, with Tele Cine for Brazil and Suraya for Southeast Asia.
To Life! had its world premiere at the Montreal Film Festival last summer.