Magazine article Screen International

German Distribs Close AFM Deals

Magazine article Screen International

German Distribs Close AFM Deals

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EXCLUSIVE: New films by David Cronenberg, Quentin Dupieux and Lone Scherfig are among the titles acquired by German distributors at this year's AFM.

Christian Meinke's MFA+ has picked up David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars, starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack, and Tobias Lindholm's thriller A Hijacking (Kapringen), about a Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

MFA+ has also picked up producer/actor Vincent Grashaw's feature debut Coldwater, which premiered at this year's SXSW festival and won the audience award for best feature at Prague's Fresh Film Festival.

Munich-based Tiberius Film came back from Santa Monica with another three titles in its luggage along with the films it had picked up at the beginning of the market.

New pick-ups included cult director Quentin Dupieux's latest feature Wrong Cops, starring shock rocker Marylin Manson, Twin Peaks' Grace Zabriskie alongside Steve Little, Eric Judor and Mark Burnham from Dupieux's Wrong. …

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