Salzgeber Acquires International Rights for Swiss Gay Drama ‘Beyto’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ed Meza • March 03, 2021

Berlin-based Salzgeber has picked up international rights to Gitta Gsell’s award-winning Swiss drama “Beyto,” about a young man who is forced into an arranged marriage after coming out to his Turkish family. Produced by Bern’s Lomotion...

Asterix 3D Animated Series With Alain Chabat Set at Netflix

Naman Ramachandran • March 03, 2021

Iconic French comic book character Asterix is all set for a new chapter on Netflix along with French director, screenwriter and actor Alain Chabat. The streamer is partnering with leading French publisher Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René to...

‘What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?’ Review: A Georgian Romance in Love With Love, Soccer,...

Jessica Kiang • March 03, 2021

“Attention!” bawls an onscreen title, or rather its subtitle, given that the original is written in Georgia’s lovely curly alphabet. “Dear Audience, please close your eyes at the first signal.” Alexandre Koberidze,...

Variety’s Berlin Digital Daily, Day 3: HBO Max Eyes European Streaming Strategy

Variety Staff • March 03, 2021

Since you can’t be in Berlin this year, Variety is bringing Berlin to you. We’re publishing daily digital editions, running March 1-4, of coverage from the European Film Market. To catch up on Day 3, please click below. More from...

Breaking Glass Pictures Takes U.S., Canadian Rights on Hernandez, Matamoros-Directed ‘Isaac’...

Emilio Mayorga • March 03, 2021

Philadelphia-based Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Angeles Hernández and David Matamoros’ feature debut “Isaac,” a genre-blend of drama, black comedy and an existential journey. Breaking Glass plans a third...

Starzplay Swoops For Hit Drama ‘It’s a Sin’ in Europe (EXCLUSIVE)

Manori Ravindran • March 03, 2021

Starzplay has swooped for Russell T. Davies’ hit drama “It’s a Sin” in Germany and Italy. The Lionsgate-backed platform, which has been steadily expanding its global footprint in the last year, has bought the five-part...

Korean Industry Moves Forward Slowly as 2021 Remains Rocky

Carole Horst • March 03, 2021

Triumph and pain were bedfellows last year for the Korean film industry. But Berlin’s European Film Market and the imminent Hong Kong FilMart see Korean companies putting on a brave face. Korean cinemas were in a defensive mode early on in the...

Berlin Facetime: ‘We’ Director Alice Diop On Memory, History and Connection

Ben Croll • March 02, 2021

Playing in Berlin’s Encounters sidebar, the French documentary “We” spins a tapestry of small moments and personal recollections, finding connections in the lives of migrants, immigrants, lovesick teens and retirees without downplaying their...

Uncharted Territory, Bavaria Fiction Soaring into Outer Space with ‘Orion’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ed Meza • March 02, 2021

Uncharted Territory and Bavaria Fiction are charting a course to the stars with “Orion,” a relaunch of the classic German science fiction series “Raumpatrouille — Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion” (“Space Patrol —...

Oscar Winner Danis Tanovic Boards Serbian-Hungarian Comedy-Drama Series ‘Frust’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Christopher Vourlias • March 02, 2021

Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic (“No Man’s Land”) has boarded the high-end comedy-drama series “Frust,” which is currently being developed by Serbia’s Firefly Prods. and Hungary’s Joyrider. The six-episode series follows a young...

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