TLA Releasing nabbed UK and U.S. rights to Benjamin Cantu’s “Harvest,” winner of the Siegessäule Audience Award at the the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. The drama tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.
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TLA Releasing Acquires UK & US Rights For affecting German Drama Harvest at Cannes Film Festival 2011
London (May 16, 2011) –TLA Releasing has acquired UK and US rights (theatrical, TV, Home Video (incl. DVD), EST, DTO, PPV, VOD, DTR, streaming, all other internet, new media, ancillary) for Benjamin Cantu’s slow-burning drama Harvest (Stadt Land Fluss), which recently picked up the Siegessäule Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2011 and is due a German theatrical release in May ‘11.
The naturalistic feature follows the burgeoning and tender relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.
TLA President Derek Curl said: “Harvest is truly poetic – a stunning portrait of love and longing set against the hum-drum reality of rural German life. We are looking forward to bringing this to the English-speaking audience.”
Daniel Ammann of Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh added: “We are really excited to be bringing this beautiful film to US and UK audiences through TLA and we hope that it gets a similar reaction to the fantastic response we’ve had on the festival circuit.”
The deal was negotiated between TLA UK Operations Manager Adam Silver and Salzgeber’s Head of International Sales Daniel Ammann.