Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Buys Two from Fortissimo Films

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Buys Two from Fortissimo Films

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Maurice Dekkers' Ants On A Shrimp follows chef René Redzepi as he transplants his renowned restaurant Noma from Copenhagen to the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo for five weeks.

Dan Blazer and Nelsje Musch-Elzinga produced the recent Berlinale world premiere and Dekkers served as executive producer with Marc Blazer.

Ants On A Shrimp will screen at the 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival in Special Presentations.

Mirai Konishi's Kampai! For The Love Of Sake explores the Japanese spirit through the eyes of a British sake brewer in Japan, an American journalist and author of multiple sake guidebooks, and the reforming young president of an old Japanese sake brewery.

Konishi and Chiaki Yanagimoto produced the film, which premiered at the 2015 San Sebastián Film Festival.

Nao Komai, Soojun Bae, Fortissimo Films' Michael J. Werner, and Nelleke Driessen served as executive producers.

Both films will receive a multi-city theatrical release later this year including New York City. …

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