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    The Berlinale and EFM from my POV

    You hear it all the time: Quality a bit soft. Not a lot of Big Titles. Not a lot of big news. But Americans were buying all the same, and to quote Screen International: “The current market is focused on smart money and smart deals, not volume of product”.

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    'The Lunchbox' Review and Roundup (TRAILER, SHORT)

    Ritesh Batra's feature debut, the unprepossessing indie "The Lunchbox" (February 21) has heart. The film follows up his award-winning short "Cafe Regular Cairo" (see below). The warm, well-observed romantic drama was snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics out of Cannes, where it won the viewer's choic...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home." A 20th-century-spanning romantic drama about a Chinese dissident, the film stars Gong Li and Chen Daoming, and is currently in post-production.

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    Berlin: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Claudia Llosa's 'Aloft,' Film Movement Nabs 'To Kill a Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first major deal of the Berlinale, nabbing US and Latin America rights to the competition title "Aloft." The film is the English-language debut of Peruvian filmmaker Claudia LLosa (Oscar-nominated "The Milk of Sorrow") and stars Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mela...

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    Berlin: Sony Classics Takes Competition Title 'Aloft'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all US and Latin American rights to Berlin competition title "Aloft."

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'Infinitely Polar Bear' Fresh From Sundance

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes’ directorial debut "Infinitely Polar Bear" which recently premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up their seventh Woody Allen acquisition, taking North American rights to the director's next film, "Magic in the Moonlight," a period piece set in the South of France in the 1920s. It stars Colin Firth as an Englishman who arrives to investigate a possible scam am...

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    Plot Details Revealed For Woody Allen's 'Magic In The Moonlight' As Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Rights

    Well, here's a change of pace. Usually, plot details for Woody Allen films are kept under lock and key until the movie is practically in theaters, but this time around, without a release date even set, we now know what it's all about.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Shortlisted Foreign Oscar Contender 'The Notebook'

    As expected, frequent foreign Oscar distributor Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to World War II drama "The Notebook," the shortlisted Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Her' and 'The Past' Not Eye-Popping, Face Serious Competition

    Two significant limited holiday entries opened this pre-holiday weekend, often a tricky time to attract specialized audiences. Spike Jonze's "Her" (Warner Bros.), with somewhat younger appeal, boasted a weaker limited opening than "American Hustle" last weekend, while Sony Pictures Classics slotted ...

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