The Cologne-based The Match Factory, one of the world’s leading arthouse sales agencies, is at Rome’s MIA Market with two German feature films and an upcoming Italian project, after a busy summer with 20 premieres between Cannes and Toronto.
Nana Neul, best known for her film “My Friend From Faro”, is back with an entertaining German-Italian-Greek feature film “Daughters”, starring Birgit Minichmayr, Alexandra Maria Lara and Josef Bierbichler. Produced by German company Heimatfilm and distributed by Warner Bros Germany, the comedy hit German theaters last week and premiered internationally at MIA on Friday. The premiere of the international festival will follow soon.
“Dear Thomas” by Andreas Kleinert is an authentic portrait of Thomas Brasch, one of the most commented German authors of the past 50 years. The film stars German actor Albrecht Schuch of “System Crasher”, “Berlin Alexanderplatz” and “Fabian: Going to the Dogs”. It celebrated its world premiere in Munich in June and was recently screened at the Hamburg Film Festival. The international premiere will be announced shortly. The film premiered to buyers at MIA on Thursday.
As part of the upcoming What’s Next Italy projects, produced by longtime partner Vivo Film in Italy, The Match Factory presents Francesco Lagi’s “Il Pataffio” at MIA. The feature film promises to be “a very Italian, funny and daring medieval tale of hunger and freedom, sex and power,” said The Match Factory.
The Match Factory team in Rome is led by Sales Manager Thania Dimitrakopoulou. His other films include “Great Freedom” by Sebastian Meise, “Prayers for the Stolen” by Tatiana Huezo, “Sundown” by Michel Franco, “Drive My Car” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “The Middle Man” by Bent Hamer, ” Three Floors ”by Nanni Moretti. and “La Boîte” by Lorenzo Vigas.
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