Magazine article Screen International

Beta Closes Deals on Toronto Titles

Magazine article Screen International

Beta Closes Deals on Toronto Titles

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Beta Cinema secures worldwide deals for Labyrinth of Lies, The Farewell Party and Tour de Force.

Munich-based Beta Cinema has closed a raft of international sales on three titles that played at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).

Following the sale of North American rights to Sony Pictures Classics, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama Labyrinth of Lies, in which a young attorney sets out to prosecute a man suspected of being a former guard at Auschwitz, went to France (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Italy (Good Films), Portugal (Films4You), Israel (Nachshon Films), Australia (Madman), Taiwan (Swallow Wings) and Brasil (Mares Filmes).

Deals with distributors from UK, Australia, Japan, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia and Eastern European territories are in final negotiations, according to Beta.

Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon's dark comedy The Farewell Party, which centres on euthanasia, has been acquired for Benelux (Cineart), Spain (Caramel), Portugal (Films4You), Australia/New Zealand (JIFF Distribution), Japan (Asmik Ace), Korea (JINJIN Pictures) and Brasil (Imovision) with USA, France, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Greece in final negotiations. …

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