Neue Visionen takes 'Gigante' for Germany

Outfit also acquires rights for French title '8th Wonderland'

COLOGNE, Germany -- Berlin-based distributor Neue Visionen has acquired German theatrical rights to "Gigante" from Argentinean filmmaker Adrian Biniez, one of the big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it picked up the jury grand prix Silver Bear.

"Gigante," which follows a lonely supermarket security guard and his obsession with the shop's nighttime cleaner, also won Berlin's best first feature award and a second Silver Bear, the Alfred Bauer Prize.

Neue Visionen signed the deal with sales group The Match Factory shortly before the end of the Berlinale and plans to release "Gigante" in Germany later this year.

In a separate deal, Neue Visionen also picked up all German rights to Nicolas Alberny and Jean Mach's experimental French title "8th Wonderland" from Paris-based sales outfit Rendezvous Pictures.