By Dana Harris | Indiewire February 10, 2011 at 1:16AM
Strand Releasing has purchased all US rights to Tom Tykwer’s "Three" from Match Factory. The romantic drama, which will open the Kino series at the Museum of Modern Art in April, will receive a theatrical release in late summer.
The full release follows.
Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Tom Tykwer’s 3 (THREE) from the Match Factory. The film which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival is also being presented in this year’s Berlinale in the German Cinema – Lola@Berlinale.
The romantic drama centers around a longtime married couple that faces a unique challenge when they both fall in love with the same man. The trio is comprised of actors Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper and Devid Striesow.
The deal was completed between Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing and Michael Weber of the Match Factory.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Mr. Twkwer,” said Gerrans who continued, “He’s an amazing auteur and this film is a perfect one for line up.”
Strand has acquired such auteur drive titles as Fatih Akin’s THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Aki Kaurismaki’s LIGHTS IN THE DUSK and Bahman Ghobadi’s HALF MOON from THE MATCH FACTORY. “The Match Factory has such great auteur driven titles that perfectly compliment Strand Releasing’s profile,” said both Marcus Hu and Gerrans from Strand Releasing.
"We deliberately partnered with Strand Releasing with whom we want to continue the triumphal procession of the demanding German film in the US as we had with RUN LOLA RUN and GOOD BY LENIN!,” said Stefan Arndt of X Filme Creative Pool.
In July 1994, three directors Wolfgang Becker, Dani Levy and Tom Tykwer as well as producer Arndt pooled their talents and created a production company with the mission of finding better ways to develop, create and bring challenging films that correspond to audiences to the world. Stefan Arndt ad Uwe Schott have managed X Filme together since 2009.
Most recently the company produced Cannes Palme D’Or winner and Academy Award Nominee THE WHITE RIBBON by Michael Haneke.
The film will open the Kino series, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York which highlights German cinema in April.
THREE has been sold to more than twenty teritorries.
THE MATCH FACTORY presents international arthouse films by both acclaimed directors and new talents, who are dedicated to telling stories in their own original style. We set up strong and lasting relationships with filmmakers from all over the world, offering a home for their work as a reliable partner.
STRAND RELEASING run by business partners Jon Gerrans and Marcus Hu is based in Culver City, CA and is celebrating its 22nd year. This year’s slate of films include Apichatpong Weerasethakul UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Pablo Trapero’s CARANCHO, Catherine Breillat’s SLEEPING BEAUTY and Craig McCall’s CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE OF JACK CARDIFF.
Strand plans for a late summer release.