Latest Acquisitions
"The Last Family" by Jan P. Matuszyński
"Zoology" by Ivan I. Tverdovsky
"One Week and a Day" by Asaph Polonsky

The Last Family in Main Competition in Locarno July 19th, 2016 11:49

We are happy to announce that our brand new acquisition  - a tragicomic saga THE LAST FAMILY by Jan P. Matuszyński - will compete  to in Locarno IFF 2016 International Competition.

 
First fiction feature by the award-winning director (documentary DEEP LOVE) is based on the true story of surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński and his eccentric family - a group of peculiar personalities.

The film follows the family for over 28 years since their move from the province into a block of flats in Warsaw in 1977, partly by recreating their enormous archive of eccentric home videos. While Beksiński and his wife try to prevent their neurotic son from hurting himself, their life is defined by painting, a series of near-death experiences and changing trends in dance music. 
 
The Last Family features veteran actor Andrzej Seweryn (DANTON, SCHINDLER'S LIST, TOTAL ECLIPSE), David Ogrodnik (IDA, LIFE FEELS GOOD), Aleksandra Konieczna (TWISTS OF FATE, CHANGES) and Andrzej Chyra (IN THE NAME OF).
 
The film was produced by Aurum Film, in co-production with HBO Europe, Mazovia Film Fund, Lightcraft and Universal Music Poland. Polish distributor Kino Świat plans the domestic release in late September.
 
Our team in Locarno:

Jan Naszewski, e: jan@neweuropefilmsales.com m: +48 600 173 205

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESS:

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RICHARD LORMAND
+33-9-7044-9865
intlpress@aol.com

 

ZOOLOGY WINS SPECIAL JURY MENTION IN KARLOVY VARY IFF June 27th, 2016 11:39

Ivan I. Tverdovsky's second feature film ZOOLOGY won the Special Jury Mention at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it internatioanlly-premiered in the Main Competition. 


Film tells the story of middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day… she grows a tail and turns her life around. Director's previous film CORRECTIONS CLASS  was his debut feature which won over 35 prizes worldwide.

 

Screen Internetional described the film as "thought-provoking contemporary fairytale peppered with bone-dry social satire..." and praised "...the freshness of Tverdosvky’s vision and the captivating central performance from Natalia Pavlenkova."



The festival also screened New Europe's 3 other films: After successful premiere in Semaine de la critique section, ONE WEEK AND A DAY  by Asaph Polonsky was screened in Another View section along with this year’s Berlinale Panorama title ALOYS by Tobias Noelle, while Silver Bear winner (Best Script) – UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski played in Horizons section.

 

Meet us in Cannes! Screenings Schedule May 8th, 2016 06:51

Meet us in Cannes on on May 10-18 - our office is located at the Grand Hotel, 9th floor (Polish Cinema Stand)

 

Our screenings in Cannes:

 

ONE WEEK AND A DAY / SHAVUA VE YOM by Asaph Polonsky 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS  (PRESS & INDUSTRY)
SUN     15 MAY 11:30   ESPACE MIRAMAR (PREMIERE)
SUN     15 MAY 17:00   ESPACE MIRAMAR
SUN     15 MAY 22:30   ESPACE MIRAMAR
MON    16 MAY 08:30   ESPACE MIRAMAR

MARCHÉ DU FILM SCREENING
MON    16 MAY 18:00   OLYMPIA 5
WED    18 MAY 10:00   PALAIS C

 

UNITED STATES OF LOVE / ZJEDNOCZONE STANY MIŁOŚCI by Tomasz Wasilewski  
MARCHÉ DU FILM SCREENING:
WED   11 MAY 14:00   PALAIS G


ALOYS by Tobias Nölle  

MARCHÉ DU FILM SCREENING:
TUE   17 MAY  09:30 AM   PALAIS F

 

DOWNLOAD OUR CANNES 2016 LINE-UP

 

"One Week and a Day" in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes! France sold to Sophie Dulac Distribution April 21st, 2016 12:13

Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy One Week and a Day was selected for this year’s Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival.

 

The film tells a story of a grieving father, who finishes the week of mourning for his late son and is urged by his wife to return to their routine. Instead, he gets high with a young neighbor and sets out to discover that there are still things in his life worth living for.

 

Produced by Naomi Levari and Saar Yogev of Black Sheep Film Productions One Week and a Day is a debut by the Israeli-American director Polonsky, who is an AFI graduate and former Student Academy Award nominee. The film was developed in the Jerusalem Film Lab and EAVE and won the 2015 Haifa FF Work in Progress Award. 

 

All French rights for for the film were picked up by Sophie Dulac Distribution.

 

"United States of Love" and "Aloys" win prizes at the Berlinale! January 12th, 2016 08:33

Both films presented by New Europe at the 66.Berlinale came back with important prizes.
 
Tomasz Wasilewski’s drama United States of Love, presented in the Main Competition at the 66.Berlinale won the Silver Bear for Best Script.

The third film by one of Poland’s most talented young directors, starring four top  Polish actresses was sold to ca. 20 countries during the European Film Market.

 

Set in Poland in 1990 – the country’s first euphoric year of freedom - the film tells a story of four women of different ages, who decide it’s time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.

 

New Europe's other world premiere in the Panorama Special section - Aloys, directed by Tobias Nölle, starring Georg Friedrich (THE PIANO PLAYER, FAUST) bagged the prestigious FIPRESCI critics' prize in Berlin. The film was one of the discoveries at the festival and was sold to numerous territories in Europe and Asia.


It's a story of a lonely private investigator, who is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

 

Vote for Rams in the European Film Awards! December 3rd, 2015 08:26

Dear members of the European Film Academy, 
Our Icelandic-Danish film RAMS (Hrútar) by Grimur Hákonarson is nominated for the European Film Awards in the Best European Film category. 


The film is available at the EFA streaming page. We would be honored if you would consider watching it and voting for it in the European Film Awards and

VOTE HERE.
 
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New Film: The Here After, dir. Magnus Von Horn October 12th, 2015 12:31

We are proud to anounce our most recent acquisition - a Lava Films / Zentropa International Sweden Polish-Swedish-French production THE HERE AFTER by the Swedish debut director Magnus Von Horn, with exquisite cinematography by Oscar nominated Łukasz Żal (IDA), which premiered in Cannes Director's Fortnight this year.

The film also played at Karlovy Vary IFF, EFF Palic (Award: Best Director), San Sebastian IFF, BFI London FF (Nominated: Best First Feature) and Gdynia FF (Award: Best Director, Best Script, Best Editing).

We also handled Magnus' award-winning short film ECHO and are delighted to have him back in the New Europe family.

 

RAMS wins over 20 festivals including Zurich, Hamptons, Valladolid and Thessaloniki October 12th, 2015 12:25

The Icelandic Academy Awards candidate, Grimur Hakonarson’s Rams (Hrútar), since world premiering at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it became the buzz of the sidebar sections and took the Un Certain Regard Award, RAMS has screened at international festivals, including the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, and AFI Fest, picking up over 20 awards.

 

List of Key Awards:
Prix Un Certain Regard / Cannes Film Festival 
Audience Award and Special Jury Award / Transilvania IFF
Golden Tower / European Film Festival Palic
Best European Film / Intʼl Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers
Golden Eye / Zurich Film Festival
Best narrative feature / Hamptons IFF
Golden Spike and 'Pilar Miró' for best new Director/ Seminci Valladolid
Grand Prix Golden Angel / ​Tofifest IFF
Baltic Film Prize / Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Audience Award / Minsk IFF “Listapad”
Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander / Thessaloniki IFF
The Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature Film / Denver Film Festival
Kingfisher Award / Ljubljana IFF
Silver Frog for Sturla Brandt Grøvlen / Camerimage IFF

Iceland submits RAMS for the Best Foreign Language Oscar race September 8th, 2015 12:55

Grímur Hákonarson's film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize. It has also won the Special Jury Award and the Audience Award at the Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and  the Golden Tower for Best Film at the European Film Festival Palic in Serbia.

Furthermore, it was selected for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival in Colarado, USA, and Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Rams has also received a nomination for the European Parliament's LUX Prize and is among the 52 films on the European Film Academy's selection list for the European Film Awards.

The film has been sold to over 40 countries worldwide with most releases planned between November 2015 and February 2016. RAMS' U.S. distributor is Cohen Media Group.

 

New Europe picks up Mark Cousins’ I AM BELFAST September 8th, 2015 12:53

I Am Belfast  is a visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict. 


Directed by Mark Cousins, the acclaimed film curator and author of Story of Film, What Is This Film Called Love and The Story Of Children In Film, and shot by him and Christopher Doyle, I Am Belfast, features music by David Holmes and songs by Van Morrison, among others.  

 

 

​Rams by Grimur Hákonarson wins in Cannes, Transilvania and Palić May 23rd, 2015 20:23

​Rams by Grimur Hákonarson, after winning the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and two prizes at the Transilvania IFF (Audience Award, Special Jury Prize) added another one from the European Film Festival Palić - Golden Tower for Best Film.

RAMS is a film about two brothers from a remote Icelandic farming valley, who haven't spoken in 40 years and now have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.

It is a moving story about passion, the connection between man and nature, and the importance of family told against the backdrop of breathtaking Icelandic landscapes.

New Europe sold the film to over 30 countries around the world. Please, contact us to find out if your territory is still open.

 

RAMONA wins Canal+ Prize in Semaine de la Critique! May 22nd, 2015 20:20 We are proud to announce that New Europe represents the short film Ramona by Andrei Cretulescu, which won the Canal+ Award in the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.

Bridgend by Jeppe Rønde wins 3 awards@Tribeca FF April 24th, 2015 19:45 Danish-produced, Wales-set thriller starring Hannah Murray (Skins, God Help the Girl, Game of Thrones), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game, Sleepy Hollow) and Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club) world-premiered in competition in Rotterdam FF.

After its U.S. premiere in World Narrative Competition at Tribeca FF the film won awards for Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

The film follows Sara and her dad Dave, who move to a village haunted by suicides among its young inhabitants. Sara falls dangerously in love with one of the teenagers, Jamie, while Dave, as the town’s new police officer, tries to stop the mysterious chain of suicides.

Cannes Market Scrrening: 16 MAY SAT 14:00 Palais E

My Father's Truck on the academy awards® shortlist! January 18th, 2015 17:39 We are proud to announce that the film ​My Father's Truck by Maurico Osaki is one of the 10 live action short films that have advanced in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards® in the Best Short Film Live Action Category.

Brasil-born Mauricio studies Filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore and shot My Father's Truck in Vietnam.

The film played at 63. Berlinale Generation, 30th Busan International Short Film Festival (Best Picture Award), Palm Springs Short (Best Student Film of US School), Huesca, Rio Film Festival, 36th Clermont-Ferrand IFF, Tampere IFF, Cinequest FF (Best Narrative Short Film), Brussels Short Film Fest (International Grand Prix Best Film), Brooklyn Film Festival (Best Short Film), among others.

Our new youth film - ONE NIGHT IN OSLO by Eirik Svensson (Norway) January 18th, 2015 17:39 We are pround to announce that we picked up the Norwegian youth film One Night in Oslo (Natt till 17) by Eirik Svensson from the producers Maipo Film AS (Elling, Happy Happy, Miss Julie).
One Night in Oslo is a story of 15 year-olds Sam and Amir, who have their friendship tested on the night before the Norwegian Day of Liberation. The film premiered at this year’s Giffoni Film Festival and had a box office of over 900.000 USD in Norway in 2014.
The acquisition is part of our company’s strategy to build a strong catalogue of smart films for children and youth audiences after the successful runs with Berlinale Generation winners: Latvian Mother I Love You by Janis Nords and Belgian Violet by Bas Devos.

Farewell Krzysztof Krauze (1953-2014) January 18th, 2015 17:39 We were very saddened by the news that Krzysztof Krauze, the co-director of Papusza passed away on 24th December after a long struggle with cancer. This is sad news for the Polish film industry and film culture. Krzysztof was one of the leading auteurs of Polish cinema and his films Debt, Saviour’s Square and My Nikifor are milestones of Polish cinematography.