Edge Entertainment proudly presents the acquisition of four titles from the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, including award winners from both Berlin and Sundance: The Heiresses, Butterflies, Studio 54 and Mademoiselle Paradis.
The Heiresses was presented with two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival, the Best Actress and Alfred Bauer-prize for films that offer a new perspective, and the FIPRESCI Award for best film. The drama is centered on a middle-aged woman who has to learn to live on her own after her long-time partner is sent to prison for financial fraud. Edge acquired the film from Luxbox of the Nordic and Baltic states.
Butterflies won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance International Film Festival as well as the FIPRESCI-prize for Best Film. The film takes place in Hasanlar; a small town in Turkey, where three siblings are reunited and confronted with their common growing memories. Rights for the Nordic and Baltic countries have been acquired from Films Boutique.
Studio 54 was one of the most acclaimed documentaries at the Sundance film festival. Centered on the legendary night-club, the film tells the story of its rise and fall and all the glitz and glamour that surrounded it. Edge acquired the film for the Nordic and Baltic states from Dogwoof.
Mademoiselle Paradis is one of last year’s festival favorites, having played Toronto, San Sebastian and the London Film Festival. Set turn-of-the-19th-century Vienna, it tells the true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a talented, blind pianist. She is sent to an experimental doctor in order to help her regain her sight, but it might just impact her piano talents. Edge has acquired the rights for the film for Sweden and Iceland from Playtime.
Ignas Scheynius, the Chairman of the Board for Edge Entertainment stated: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring a great Berlin winner, a fantastic Sundance winner, a fabulous documentary and a moving period piece to audiences throughout the Nordic and Baltic states.”
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Edge Entertainment is an independent distribution company that acquires rights for Sweden, the other Nordic countries as well as the Baltics.
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