Berlin: Strong Sales for Harrowing 'U-July 22'

Courtesy of Angela Brun
'U-July 22'

TrustNordisk closes deals across Europe and Asia for Erik Poppe's real-time take on the 2011 massacre in Utoya, Norway.

U–July 22, Erik Poppe's wrenching real-time drama about the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway, has sold strongly following its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

TrustNordisk, which is handling international sales, closed deals for Germany and Austria (Weltkino); Poland (Aurora); Benelux (September Film); and Hungary (Vertigo), among other deals.

The feature, done in a single take, was reconstructed from first-hand accounts of survivors of the attack and is told from their perspective.

In addition to European territories, U–July 22 also sold to Latin America (California), China (HGC) and Korea (Cinema de Manon).