Magazine article Screen International

uConnect and Celluloid Dreams Strike Partnership

Magazine article Screen International

uConnect and Celluloid Dreams Strike Partnership

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uConnect, the sales arm of Belgian powerhouse uMedia, has struck a multi-film partnership with French sales outfit Celluloid Dreams ahead of the European Film Market.

Under the terms of the deal, uConnect will assume joint responsibility with Celluloid Dreams for the sales of Celluloid's current slate. The two companies will operate in the same airspace at Berlin.The deal involves a number of hot Berlinale titles, among them Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha [pictured], screening in the Panorama section; Catriona McKenzie's Satellite Boy screening in Generation, which was nominated for the Discovery Award and the FIPRESCI International Critics' Award at Toronto; Takeshi Kitano's gangster pic Outrage Beyond, Daniel Algrant's Greetings From Tim Buckley, Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk, Heitor Dahlia's Bald Mountain and Daniele Luchetti's comedy Mythological Story Of My Family.Along with Giuseppe Tornatore's English-language feature The Best Offer starring Geoffrey Rush, Sylvia Hoeks, Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland, which is screening as a Special Gala at Berlin, uConnect is also handling competition film Closed Curtain from Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, and director/writer David Roach's Red Obsession, which screens in the Culinary section. …

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