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Erik Poppe’s U-JULY 22 picked up for U.K, Japan & France distribution

Erik Poppe‘s new film about the Norwegian terrorist attacks in 2011, U-July 22, has been picked up for distribution in the UK, Japan, and France.

The film has been acquired for the UK and Ireland by London-based Modern Films, Culture Entertainment in Japan and Potemkine Films in France.

Previously announced sales include Germany/Austria (Weltkino); Benelux (September Film); Poland (Aurora); Greece (Feelgood); and Baltics (Estin); Latin America (California), China (HGC), Korea (Cinema de Manon), Hungary (Vertigo), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Film Europe) and Portugal (Alambique).

Managing Director of the London-based Modern Films, Eve Gabereau states: “U – July 22 is a film that exists to be experienced and is an emotional tribute to real events. It speaks out about violence, gun crime, politics and mental health on a global scale and leaves you with both sadness about the past and hope for the future by tackling destructive human behavior head-on. Reflection and action are powerful tools and ones that must be used. I am driven to participate in this discussion through cinema and audience engagement and I thank the participants in the film, Erik Poppe and TrustNordisk for entrusting this piece of work to me and my team in the UK.”

Keep an eye out for our review of U-July 22, coming soon!

 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.