Bavaria picks up Nothing Personal
Bavaria picks up Nothing Personal prior to its premiere in Locarno Competition
Bavaria Film International has just picked up the international rights to Nothing Personal , the English-language theatrical feature film debut by Urszula Antoniak. The deal was closed between Thorsten Ritter and Reinier Selen and Edwin van Meurs from Rinkel Film & TV prior to the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival, where the film will have its world premiere in Competition.
Urszula Antoniak has graduated from both Polish and Dutch Film Academies. Her film Bijlmer Odyssey was one of the few TV Dutch productions that was sold in many territories in and outside Europe. Her comedy about integration in Holland Dutch for non Advanced has drawn attention from both audience and critics. Nothing Personal is Urszula's feature film debut, featuring the internationally acknowledged actor and Neil Jordan regular, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game) and a stunning performance by Lotte Verbeek.
Nothing Personal is a Dutch-Irish co-production led by Amsterdam-based Rinkel Film & TV in cooperation with VPRO, Fastnet Films and Family Affair Films and was shot in Ireland, Holland and Spain. Like Urszula Antoniak’s other films, also produced by Rinkel Film & TV, Nothing Personal combines poetic images with light irony.
Nothing Personal represents a classical arthouse film in the best sense. It features a unique director’s signature in its storytelling, the use of camera and in creating a peculiar atmosphere, but at the same time it is accessible and inviting for a broader arthouse audience,’ says Thorsten Ritter, Head of Bavaria Film International. ‘I am truly delighted to be working with this director and the producers of Rinkel Film & TV.’
Locarno International Film Festival, August 5 – 15, 2009 www.pardo.ch
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