Katalin Varga to be distributed in France and GB

By Iulia Blaga

    Peter Strickland's first feature Katalin Varga will have its French premiere on October 7, and will be released in the UK on October 9.

    The distributors are Memento Films Distribution (www.memento-films.com) in France and Artificial Eye (www.artificial-eye.com) in the UK.

    The film was bought to be distributed also in Italy (by Archibald), Benelux (Lumiere/Filmuseum), Portugal (Midas), Greece and Cyprus (Rosebud), Hungary (Budapest Films), ex-Yugoslavia (Megacom), Israel (Orlando Films) and Australia (SBS-TV and PAN TV).

    The awards received by the film include the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlinale 2009, and New Talent Grand Prix at the Copenhagen IFF. Hilda Peter received the Best Actress Award at this year's Brussels IFF.

    Katalin Varga is a Libra Film production (http://www.librafilm.net/), with Peter Strikland, Oana Giurgiu and Tudor Giurgiu producing. Memento Films International is the worldwide sales agent.

    Production information:

    Libra Film

    52 Popa Soare street, Et. 1, Ap. 4
    Sector 2 Bucureşti, România

    Phone/Fax: +40.


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    Director: Peter Strickland

    Script: Peter Strickland

    Cast: Hilda Peter

    Zsolt Pall

    Norbert Tanko

    Sebastian Marina