Dogwoof announces string of high-profile EFM deals

With EFM kicking off this week at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, Dogwoof announces a host of theatrical sales and market premieres.

Alexandre O. Phillippe’s stunning 78/52, which Dogwoof picked up in Sundance, was sold in all-rights deal to Scandinavia (Non Stop Entertainment) and Spain (A Contracorriente). 78/52 is close up look at Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic shower scene from Psycho and will have its market premiere on Friday.

Other market premiere screenings at EFM include Sundance favourite City of Ghosts by Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land); Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Award Winner Dina  from Dan Sicklesand Antonio Santini; and Motherland by Ramona Diaz which was in competition at Sundance and selected for Berlinale Forum.

Dries, by Reiner Holzemer, an intimate portrait of independent fashion designer Dries Van Noten, went to Japan (New Select); Hong Kong (Edko); Belgium (Dalton); Australia and New Zealand (Madman); with an in-flight world deal (excluding United Kingdom and Australia) signed with Jaguar. Dries will make its world premiere next month at CPH: Dox.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City by Matt Tynauer was sold to Hong Kong (Edko); Commonwealth of Independent States (Beat Films); Italy (Wanted); Thailand (Documentary Club) along with previously announced deals in Scandinavia and Baltics (Non Stop Entertainment), and Australia and New Zealand (Madman). A USA release is planned in the spring from IFC. Citizen Jane is thee compelling story of journalist and activist Jane Jacobs and her epic battles with New York town planner Robert Moses.

Liberation Day by Morten Traavik and Ugis Olte was taken for Russia (Beat Films); Italy (Wanted); and Former Yugoslavia (Demigurg). Controversial music band Laibach become the first rock group to ever perform in North Korea, we follow their journey in this revealing and often hilarious documentary.

Maurizio Cattellan: Be Right BackMaura Axelrod’s portrait of art provocateur and elusive artistMaurizio Cattelan went to Italy (Feltrinelli).