Germany’s Global Screen has sold the North American rights on Finnish filmmaker Klaus Haro’s English-language debut and Toronto International Film Festival premiere My Sailor, My Love to Music Box Films.
It stars James Cosmo, Brid Brennan and Catherine Walkera, and follows a retired sailor and widower who falls in love with his home help. Global Screen has also announced deals for South Korea (Twelve Oaks) and South Korea (Atrium). Other deals previously announced by Global Screen are for Spain (Twelve Oaks) and South Korea (Atrium).
It won best Irish film at the Dublin International Film Festival earlier this month and was number one at the Finnish box office for two weeks last year, released through Nordisk Film.Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho for Making Movies Oy (Finland) and David Collins for Samson Films (Ireland) produced the TIFF Contemporary World Cinema selection, which received support from the WRAP Fund for the West of Ireland, the Finnish Film Foundation and Fis Eireann Screen Ireland.
Cloe Garbay and Bastien Sirodot for Umedia (Belgium) served as executive producers on
My Sailor, My Love,
which received support from WRAP Fund West-Ireland, Finnish Film Foundation and Fis Eireann Screen Ireland.Julia Weber, head of international sales and acquisitions at Global Screen, said: “Klaus Haro has shown lots of respect and love in the way he has brought this excellent ensemble of actors and the breathtaking Irish landscape to the big screen and, in so doing, attracted the Best Ager audience back to the cinemas. We are proud to have found Music Box Films as a distributor. “We are very happy to be working again avec Klaus Haro, the team at Making Movies Oy,” said Brian Andreotti, Music Box Films. “Klaus has made a film about love, family and the repercussions from the past that is emotionally complex and honest.” We knew we had to share the film with audiences across North America after it won the Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Film Festival.
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