Wiener vs Weiner in NonStop Ent’s Sundance selection
NonStop Entertainment picks three of the best reviewed titles of Sundance 2016 for Nordic and Baltic distribution. Todd Solondz Wiener-Dog, Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg’s Weiner and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship all go in the bag of the recently reborn independent player.
"We're stunned and incredibly happy to leave Sundance 2016 with Wiener, Weiner & Whit, the best start of the year we could possibly imagine" says Jakob Abrahamsson, CEO of NonStop Entertainment.
Wiener-Dog written and directed by Todd Solondz. Starring Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito & Julie Delpy This film tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy. Indiewire writes ”Wiener-Dog combines surrealism with deadpan humor”. Acquired from Annapurna for Scandinavia, Iceland & Baltics.
Weiner by Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg. Politician Anthony Weiner's second fall from grace receives a close-up look in this tense behind-the-scenes portrait named by Indiewire as ”the Best Documentary About a Political Campaign Ever Made”. Acquired from Submarine for Scandi, Iceland & Baltics.
Love & Friendship directed by Whit Stillman. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Fry. Based on the novella by Jane Austen, this comedy tells the story of the scheming Lady Susan Vernon, on a mission to find a husband. ”Kate Beckinsale is back to her best in this flat-out hilarious adaptation of a Jane Austen novella” states The Telegraph.
Acquired previously for Scandinavia, Iceland & the Baltics from Protagonist.