Magazine article Screen International

Anti-Worlds Acquires UK Rights to Tragicomedy ‘Patrick’ (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Anti-Worlds Acquires UK Rights to Tragicomedy ‘Patrick’ (Exclusive)

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The new distribution outfit acquired the title from Beta Films.

Anti-Worlds, the new UK distribution company launched earlier this year, has taken British rights to Tim Mielants’ Patrick, which is on Beta Cinema’s AFM slate.

The Belgian tragicomedy had its world premiere in competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where Mielants, making his feature film debut after a successful TV directing career on shows including Peaky Blinders, was awarded best director.

Kevin Janssens stars in the film as the titular Patrick, a handyman on his father’s naturist campsite whose life is thrown off its axis after he loses his favourite hammer. Jemaine Clement, Pierre Bokma and Hannah Hoekstra co-star.

Patrick was produced by Bart Van Langendonck’s Savage Film, which was also behind Michael R Roskam’s Bullhead and Racer And The Jailbird. …

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