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Sundance Selects Acquires ‘Phoenix’ Out of Toronto

Sundance Selects Acquires 'Phoenix' Out of Toronto

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.

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“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.

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