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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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    Sony Classics to Release Zhang Yimou's Latest, 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American, Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to Zhang Yimou's latest "Coming Home," starring Gong Li. This marks the company's whopping twelfth collaboration with Yimou (best known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers"). "Coming Home" is cu...

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    Wolfe Video Acquires 'The Circle,' Winner of Berlin's Teddy Award

    Wolfe Video has acquired all North American rights to Stefan Haupt's new film "The Circle (Der Kreis)." A gay emancipation docu-drama, "The Circle" has already won Berlin's Panorama Audience nod and a Teddy Award.

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    Indiewire's 2014 Berlinale Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

    Indiewire is in Berlin to cover the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Because we'll be posting so much throughout the run of the festival, we've compiled this Berlinale master list to help you keep track of all our coverage. Keep checking back daily until the festival wraps on February 16th f...

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    GKIDS Acquires 'Song of the Sea,' By Oscar-Nominated 'Secret of Kells' Filmmaker

    GKIDS has signed on to be the North American distributor for Oscar-nominated Irish director Tomm Moore’s second animated feature "Song of the Sea." For this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s The Secret of Kells," Moore has re-teamed with composer Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kíla. The film wi...

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    UPDATED! Recapping The Sundance Sales: A Complete List of Festival Pick Ups

    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has officially come and gone, and with it comes a considerable talking point: Why was it such a slow sales year? Or, perhaps it should be worded this way: Was it a slow sales year?

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    Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Doc 'Watchers of the Sky'

    Submarine Entertainment just sold the rights for "Watchers of the Sky" to Music Box Films. Edet Belzberg's documentary about the life of lawyer Raphael Lemkin premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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    RADiUS-TWC Acquires 'Paradise Lost,' Starring Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar

    RADiUS-TWC has acquired North American rights to "Paradise Lost," starring Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar. The film co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet and newcomer Claudia Traisac, and was directed by first-time feature filmmaker Andrea Di Stefano. The company plans to open it this year.

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    Drafthouse Films Acquires Sundance Award-Winning Nick Cave Doc '20,000 Days on Earth'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard's Nick Cave documentary "20,000 Days on Earth." The film made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Directing and Best Editing in the World Cinema Documentary category. The company p...

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    Berlin Buys: '52 Tuesdays' Goes to Kino Lorber, eOne Takes 'Watermark' and More

    Buyers are lining up at the Berlin Film Festival, now in full swing until February 14. The latest acquisition is Sundance Best Director winner (World Cinema Competition) Sophie Hyde's "52 Tuesdays." Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's "Watermark" will be distributed in the US by eOne Films Inte...

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