Magazine article Screen International

IDFA: Wide House Picks Up 'Man Falling'

Magazine article Screen International

IDFA: Wide House Picks Up 'Man Falling'

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Paris-based documentary specialist Wide house has picked up world rights to Anne Wivel's Man Falling, about renowned Danish artist Per Kirkeby's struggle to paint again after a debilitating accident, which opened CPH:DOX at the beginning of November.

Wide House chief Anais Clanet said she acquired the film at the Toronto International Film Festival but launched sales at IDFA.

Following its CPH:DOX premiere, the work has been playing in IDFA's Sounds Real section, devoted to the use of sound in documentary.

Clanet was also at IDFA with Danish Lea Glob's upcoming solo feature documentary Apolonia, Apolonia which was presented at the festival's co-financing event, the Forum.

It is described in the Forum catalogue as "a coming of age story and existential voyage into the mind of a young woman's thoughts on sexuality, art, idealism and love", revolving around the figure of Apolonia who has moved from Denmark to Paris to pursue a career as an artist.

Glob co-directed Olmo And The Seagull – about a young acting couple on the cusp of parenthood - which is also playing at IDFA. …

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