Magazine article Screen International

Mountain Road Strikes German Deal for the Rotterdam Blitz

Magazine article Screen International

Mountain Road Strikes German Deal for the Rotterdam Blitz

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As it becomes more aggressive in handling Dutch feature films in the international market, Hilversum-based sales and production outfit Mountain Road Entertainment has closed an all rights German deal on Ate De Jong's wartime drama The Rotterdam Blitz (formerly titled Bombardment) with distributor KSM Film.

The film, set in Rotterdam during its brutal bombardment by the Luftwaffe in 1940, will go out in Dutch cinemas in December via Dutch FilmWorks.

Meanwhile, Mountain Road is also beginning sales on Loving Ibiza, a youth-oriented ensemble comedy drama about four couples on the "ultimate party island." Directed by Johan Nijenhuis, this features music from Armin van Buuren, the Dutch trance producer and DJ who has several times been voted Number 1 in DJ Magazine's list of the 100 most popular DJs. Van Buuren also has an acting role in the movie, due for release in the Netherlands by A-Film in early 2013.

Both films are likely to screen to international buyers for the first time at the European Film Market in Berlin in February. …

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