The opening film of the Berlinale Generation KPlus section, The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear, is heading the sales company’s line up with the Dragon award-winning film Amateurs.
Tine Klint, Head of LevelK said Gabriela Pichler’s comedy drama Amateurs was well received by world buyers at Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market before its double win for Best Nordic Film and Angelo Church Award. “It is a heart-warming film that grows on you and a film you discuss and share with others. Gabriela is an exceptional storyteller and an expert in capturing the details in every situation,” said Klint.
Another popular LevelK film is the Danish sleeper A Horrible Woman by Christian Tafdrup, watched by more than 167,000 Danes and currently number 5 at the local Top 10 after 6 weeks on screens. The comedy about a woman making life miserable to her boyfriend won Best Actress (Amanda Collin) and Best Script at the Robert awards. “The subject and title have created a lot of interest and some countries interpret it as a comic relationship film,” noted Klint.
The Copenhagen-based sales company is also screening at the European Film Market the Icelandic family film The Falcons by Bragi Thor Hinriksson, set to open domestically in March, the Norwegian musical hybrid The Monkey and the Mouth by Thea Hvistendahl featuring rap artists Karpe Diem, as well as non-Nordic titles Never Steady, Never Still (Canadian Focus in Berlin) and Australia’s indigenous documentary The Song Keepers.
The Danish animated film The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear by Philip Einstein Lipski, Jørgen Lerdam and Amalie Næsby will screen at Berlin’s Generation Kplus section where it will vie for the Crystal Bear award. The film backed by Nordisk Film & TV Fond has sold more than 230,000 tickets in Denmark and just received a Robert for Best Children & Youth Film.