Magazine article Screen International

Growing Spanish Buyer Strikes for Berlin Winner and Sundance Hit 'God's Own Country'

Magazine article Screen International

Growing Spanish Buyer Strikes for Berlin Winner and Sundance Hit 'God's Own Country'

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Spanish distribution outfit Karma Films has picked up rights to Hungarian feature On Body And Soul, the distinctive love story by Ilidko Enyedi that won the Golden Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Karma have also inked deals for the UK's God's Own Country, by Francis Lee, Georgian-Russian Hostages, by Rezo Gigineishvili, The Leisure Seaker, by Paolo Virzi, which stars Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, and Maudie, by Aisling Walsh, with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins.

The latter two additions are part of a new strategy for Karma Films.

Daniel Bajo, head of acquisitions at the company, told Screen: "We are looking to broaden our offer with bigger productions and titles that can reach a more mainstream audience and multiplex theatres without giving up what has defined us from the start: quality and auteur cinema."

Karma Films, formed in 2003, focuses on auteur films and has distributed the first work from directors including Jacques Audiard and Paolo Sorrentino. …

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