Magazine article Screen International

New Europe Film Sales Picks Up Mark Cousins' 'I Am Belfast'

Magazine article Screen International

New Europe Film Sales Picks Up Mark Cousins' 'I Am Belfast'

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Jan Naszewski's Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has picked up world sales rights to Mark Cousins' documentary, I Am Belfast.

In the film, the Northern Ireland city is personified by a 10,000 year old woman who reveals its story. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict.

The feature, with a score by composer David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven), received its world premiere as the opening feature of the Belfast Film Festival in April and played in the documentary competition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July.

Cousins previous documentaries include A Story of Children and Film (2013), The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) and The First Movie (2009).

I Am Belfast is a co-production between Hopscotch Films and Canderblinks Films. …

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