Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is less than a week away, but films are already starting to sell in the days leading up to the highly anticipated Park City fest. The latest to be acquired is the Cate Shortland-directed psychological thriller BERLIN SYNDROME starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. Vertical Entertainment secured the North American theatrical rights, while Netflix nabbed the streaming rights.
The film follows an Australian photographer (Palmer) who meets a charismatic local man (Riemelt) while on holiday in Berlin. After a night of passion, she finds herself locked in his apartment and soon realizes he has no intentions of letting her go, ever.
Berlin Syndrome is set to premiere at Sundance and is in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. The film is produced by Aquarius Films, Entertainment One, Memento Films International, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Fulcrum Media Finance, and DDP Studios. Vertical has slated the film for an early summer 2017 theatrical release.
Other films acquired before the fest include the gay love story Call Me By Your Name, which was bought by Sony Pictures Classics as well as Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, which landed at A24.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer