Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Rises with Phoenix

Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Rises with Phoenix

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EXCLUSIVE: German sales outfit The Match Factory has launched sales on Phoenix, the new feature from Silver Bear winning director Christian Petzold.

The film, at financing stage and due to shoot in the autumn, will again star Petzold's regular collaborator Nina Hoss, who also appeared in Yella (2007), Jerichow (2008) and in last year's Berlinale and box-office success Barbara (2012).

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xThe Match Factory has already sealed pre-sales for France (Diaphana), Benelux (A-Film), Italy (BIM) and Switzerland (Look Now!). Further territories are expected to be concluded in Cannes.

While Barbara was set in the German Democratic Republic of the early 1980s, Phoenix goes back to the post-Second World War era, focussing on a woman who has survived the Holocaust. …

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