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Pretenders Sells Remake Rights to France Featured

2017-06-08
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TALLINN: Pretenders has become the first Estonian film to sell remake rights, with a sale to one of the top French independent distribution and production companies, BAC films. The Estonian/Lithuanian/Latvian coproduction was directed by Vallo Toomla.

Pretenders, produced by Tallinn-based Amrion (Estonia) and co-produced by Studio Uljana Kim (Lithuania) and Locomotive Productions (Latvia), premiered internationally at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Festival. The scriptwriters Andris Feldmanis and Livia Ulman also received the Best Screenplay Award at the National Film and Television Awards in Estonia in 2017. The film received co-financing from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Eurimages, Lithuanian Film Center,
Creative Europe and the Estonian Film Institute.

“We had our world premiere in San Sebastian and the film was instantly spotted by BAC Films,” producer Riina Sildos of Amrion told FNE. “I believe the contemporary subject and very interesting human relationships are the two main selling points of the script.”

The remake version of the film is currently in development.

“The project has already received development support from Film Fund Luxembourg. I really hope that we’ll see the new version of Pretenders within three to four years,” added Sildos.

Production information:

Amrion
http://www.amrion.ee
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Studio Uljana Kim
Antakalnio 94 – 25
2040 Vilnius
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Locomotive Productions
http://www.locomotive.lv
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Credits:

Director: Vallo Toomla
Screenwriters: Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman
Producers: Riina Sildos, Roberts Vinovskis, Uljana Kim
Cast: Mirtel Pohla, Priit Võigemast, Meelis Rämmeld, Mari Abel
DoP: Erik Põllumaa

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