Magazine article Screen International

Utoya Massacre Film 'U - July 22' Scores UK, France, Japan Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Utoya Massacre Film 'U - July 22' Scores UK, France, Japan Deals

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Modern Films acquires Berlin competition title for UK.

‘U-July 22’

TrustNordisk has closed several key deals for Berlin competition title U - July 22.

The project, directed by Erik Poppe and based on the Anders Behring Breivik massacre in Norway, has been acquired for UK and Ireland (Modern Films), Japan (Culture Entertainment) and France (Potemkine Films).

Previously announced sales include Germany/Austria (Weltkino); Benelux (September Film); Poland (Aurora); Greece (Feelgood); and Baltics (Estin); Latin America (California), China (HGC), Korea (Cinema de Manon), Hungary (Vertigo), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Film Europe) and Portugal (Alambique).

Poppe’s story is set on July 22, 2011, when 500 youths were at a youth Labour summer camp on Utoya island outside Oslo, where they were attacked by terrorist Breivik. …

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