Magazine article Screen International

ARP Seléction Picks Up Maidan

Magazine article Screen International

ARP Seléction Picks Up Maidan

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EXCLUSIVE: Sergei Loznitsa's documentary world premieres as a special screening in Official Selection.

France's ARP Seléction is the first distributor to pick up Sergei Loznitsa's documentary Maidan which is having its world premiere as a special screening in Cannes' Official Selection.

Speaking exclusively with ScreenDaily, Maria Choustova-Baker of the film's production company Atoms & Void said the ARP had acquired rights to French-speaking territories worldwide, and the film has also been sold to Against Gravity (Poland), Cinema Delicatessen (The Netherlands) and Arthouse Traffic (Ukraine).

She added that ARP Seléction will release the film theatrically in France on May 23.

Shot as events unfolded in Kiev from mid-November 2013, Maidan is one of the first projects from the Dutch-based production outfit Atoms & Void which Loznitsa set up with Choustova-Baker last year.

The company, which is also handling world sales on Maidan, first produced the 20-minute short documentary Letter which won the Golden Dragon and Prix EFA at last year's Krakow Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Award's best short film category. …

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