Festival darling Matterhorn sold to USA
August 19, 2013
Dutch feature film Matterhorn is sold to the USA and English-speaking Canada. Sales agent Media Luna has closed a deal with US based Artsploitation, a distributor that focuses on intriguing, unpredictable and provocative films from around the world. Matterhorn will be released in cinemas in North-America in 2014. The film had already been sold to Poland, Brazil, Germany and South Korea.
Matterhorn, director Diederik Ebbinge’s first feature and produced by Column Film, has been very successful since it premiered and won the Audience Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Recently the film was awarded three prizes at the Moscow International Film Festival (the Audience Award, the Award of the Russian Guild of Film Critics and the Best Film Award of the Rusian Film Club Association). The tragicomedy has been screened at among others the Taipei International Film Festival and the Shanghai International Film Festival and upcoming screenings include the Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada), Golden Boll Film Festival in Adana (Turkey), ComedyCluj film Festival (Rumania) and the Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain).
Matterhorn tells the story of Fred, who leads a lonely existence in a small bible-belt village. His wife has passed away and he has no contact with his son. For most of the day he stares out of the window out on to the street, where nothing ever happens. All he does is go to church and listen to Bach. One day a stranger arrives in the village, bringing back the colour in Fred’s life.
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