Magazine article Screen International

EFM: WestEnd Picks Up Panorama Title 'Hostages'

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: WestEnd Picks Up Panorama Title 'Hostages'

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London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has acquired world rights to Rezo Gigineishvili's drama Hostages ahead of the film's premiere in the Panorama strand of the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 9-19).

Screen can also reveal an exclusive first image from the film [pictured top], which is based on a true story about a young couple who enact a dangerous plot to escape the Soviet Union. Irakli Kvirikadze and Tina Dalakishvili star, they both previously appeared in Georgia-set anthology feature Tbilisi, I Love You.

The film, a Georgia-Russia co-production, was also produced by Gigineishvili through NEBO Film Company, alongside Mikhail Fenogenov from Russia, independent Georgian producer Tamara Tatishvili, and Vladimer Katcharava through Georgia's 20 Steps Productions,

Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the project through Polish outfit Extreme Emotions. …

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