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Sony Pictures Classics picks up Hungarian animation 'Ruben Brandt, Collector'

Film played Locarno, Sarajevo. Distributor plans 2019 release and awards run.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights from Hnff World Sales to Milorad Krstic’s Locarno and Sarajevo entry Ruben Brandt, Collector.

Spc plans a 2019 release and year-end qualifying run on the English-language animation from Hungary.

The film centres on the eponymous celebrated psychotherapist, forced to steal 13 paintings from renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child.

Accompanied by his four patients, Brandt and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success,
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Sony Pictures Classics Lands Hungarian Animated ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’

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Sony Pictures Classics Lands Hungarian Animated ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’
Sony Pictures Classics acquired North America and Latin American rights to Milorad Krstic-directed Ruben Brandt, Collector. The English language animated film from Hungary played at the Locarno and Sarajevo Film Festivals. Krstic’s earlier short film My Baby Left Me won the short film Golden Berlin Bear. Pic will be released in 2019 with a qualifying release for awards.

Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, MoMA. The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching a hundred million dollars.
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Hungary submits White God to Oscars

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Hungary submits White God to Oscars
Cannes award-winner to be considered for nomination in the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category.

Kornél Mundruczó’s White God (Fehér Isten) has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the 87th Academy Awards.

The film, which won the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will now be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Hungary-Germany-Sweden co-production centres on a girl who runs away from home to search for her dog. Sales are handled by The Match Factory.

It marked a triumphant return to Cannes for Mundruczo, who was previously in Competition in 2008 with Delta, which won the Fipresci prize, and in 2010 with Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project. His feature Johanna played in Un Certain Regard in 2005.

It was also a triumph for for Body, the dog who played Hagen in White God, who became the first canine ever to be invited on stage with Thierry
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Fish Tank, Everyone Else, Dogtooth among 48 selected for the European Film Awards

[/link], Everyone Else, Dogtooth, Police Adjective, A Prophet and White Ribbon are just a half a dozen titles among the 48 films that have a shot at being nominated among several categories for 22nd The European Film Awards. Among those that mysteriously didn't make the list are a pair of films that played at Cannes in Romania's Tales From the Golden Age and France's The Father of My Children. The way it works is, 2000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories which will be announced on the 7th of November with the winners announced on the 12th of December. Here is the complete list below. 33 Scenes From Life Poland / Germany, 96 min Written & directed by Ma½goÊka Szumowska Produced by Raimond Goebel & Karl Baumgartner Broken Embraces Spain, 129 min Written & directed by: Pedro Almodóvar Produced by: Agustín Almodóvar Everyone Else Germany, 119 min
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