BORGMAN Dutch submission Oscars
September 13, 2013
Dutch feature film Borgman by director Alex van Warmerdam has been chosen as the official entry from the Netherlands to the Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film Award.
Borgman is written by Alex van Warmerdam and produced by Marc van Warmerdam of Graniet Film. Fortissimo Films handles the international sales. The film has been very successful since its world premiere in Competition at the Cannes International Film Festival and has already been sold to dozens of countries including the United States. Drafthouse Films has acquired the North American rights to the film and Borgman will get a US theatrical release in 2014.
The film is distributed in the Netherlands by Cinéart and has been screening in national cinemas since August 28.
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