Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Christian Petzold’s acclaimed follow-up to “Barbara,” “Phoenix,” which recently just had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars his “Barbara” star Nina Hoss as a concentration-camp survivor searching postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. “Barbara” won Petzold the Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
“Petzold has created an impressive work – a truly haunting portrait of what it takes to rise from the ashes of a life destroyed,” Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Film, said of “Phoenix.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with The Match Factory on behalf of the filmmakers.
No release date has been announced as of yet.