Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Wide House Picks Up Misfits

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Wide House Picks Up Misfits

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Berlinale title follows three gay teenagers as they come out in US Bible Belt.

Paris-based documentary specialist Wide House has taken on sales of Danish Jannick Splidsboel's coming-of-age study, Misfits, ahead of its world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale (Feb 5-15).

The documentary follows three teenagers growing up in the US Bible Belt as they attempt to come out and remain part of communities that traditionally condemn homosexuality.

It is produced by Sara Stockmann at Sonntag Pictures, whose credits include Janus Metz's Cannes Critics' Week Grand Prize winner Armadillo.

Splidsboel was previously at the Berlinale with his 2009 work How Are You.

Other Berlinale titles on Wide House's EFM slate Atsushi Funahashi's Nuclear Nation II, which will receive its world premiere in the Forum strand. …

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