Sony Picks up Szasz's Notebook

    The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) by Janos Szasz The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) by Janos Szasz

    BUDAPEST: Sony Classics Pictures has picked up Janos Szasz’s Hungarian Oscar hopeful The Notebook.

    Sony Classic Pictures bought North American rights to the film.

    The WWII film about twins sent to live with a cruel grandmother, produced by Intuit Pictures in co-production with Hunnia Filmstudio, Austria’s Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films, was the first film to receive funding under the new Hungarian film fund.

    The Notebook premiered at the 2013 Karlovy Vary IFF, winning the Grand Prix. Sony is expected to aggressively back the film for an Oscar nomination.