Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Memento Buys Second Mother

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Memento Buys Second Mother

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EXCLUSIVE: Sundance winner picked up from The Match Factory

Memento has inked a deal with The Match Factory for French rights to Sundance winner The Second Mother, which will get its European premiere in Berlin's Panorama section.

The two companies collaborated previously on Joachim Trier's local box office success Oslo, August 31st.

After its well-received world premiere in Sundance, actors Regina Casé and Camila Márdila picked up the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting.

Director Anna Muylaert's comedy of manners, about familial bonds and class in contemporary Brazil is produced by Gullane Filmes, the Brazilian co-producer of TABU by Miguel Gomes.

"The Second Mother offers us at the same time an intense multi-layered drama and a heart-warming comedy," said Alexandre Mallet-Guy from Memento Films. …

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