Magazine article Screen International

Buyers Strike for Fortissimo's Borgman

Magazine article Screen International

Buyers Strike for Fortissimo's Borgman

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Territories sold for Cannes Competition title include Russia, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and more.

Fortissimo Films has closed a slew of deals on Alex van Warmerdam's Cannes Competition title Borgman.

Deals have been closed for Portugal (Prisvideo - Edicoes Videograficas), Russia and the CIS (Russian Report), Turkey (Ozen), Poland (Filmpoint Group), Hungary (Mozi Net), Romania (Independenta Film), Former Yugoslavia (Megacom), Czech Republic (Film Distribution Artcam Spol), and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Black Hand).

Deals are currently being negotiated for North America, Korea, UK, Taiwan and Latin America.

As previously reported, ARP acquired all rights for France prior to the Cannes Film Festival with distribution also secured in Benelux with Cineart and Scandinavia with Angel Film.

Borgman marks the first Dutch film to be selected for Cannes Competition in nearly 40 years. Fortissimo handles all rights outside Benelux and Scandinavia. …

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