By Brian Brooks | Indiewire October 1, 2009 at 7:49AM
[Editor's Note: iW mistakenly reported that "Nobody's Perfect" was Germany's pick for documentary consideration. Countries do not submit films for documentary consideration, though "Perfect" has been submitted on its own merit after qualification.]
North American theatrical, TV, video and educational rights of "Nobody's Perfect" by Niko von Glasow have been acquired by Lorber Films. Germany's selection for 2009 Academy Award consideration for Best Documentary, and winner of a 2009 Lola (German Film Award for Best Documentary), the film will have its U.S. theatrical release this December. The film's Oscar-qualifying runs in NYC and Los Angeles have already taken place. Richard Lorber, CEO & president and Elizabeth Sheldon, vice president of Lorber Films negotiated the pact with Oliver Mahrdt for Niko von Glasow and Autlook Films.
Filmmaker Niko von Glasow, whose short arms identify him as a grown-up "child of Thalidomide," documents his search for eleven other people affected by Thalidomide, to join him in posing naked for a book of photographs. With humour and a surprising lightness of touch, "Nobody's Perfect" is a portrait of twelve characters, from childhood to today. These are people who have gotten used to furtive glances from passers-by, but now they have to stand completely unprotected in front of a camera, and look at their own bodies in a new light.
"Lorber Films is proud to release Niko von Glasow's poignant and humorous portrait of twelve extraordinary people and to make it available for North American audiences" said Richard Lorber in a written statement. "I'm happy that Lorber Films has picked up the North American rights and we look forward to working together on a successful theatrical release," added Oliver Mahrdt.
Lorber Films is a New York-based theatrical distributor and DVD label specializing in recent and classic world cinema and independent documentaries.