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Berlin: Kino Lorber Acquires Sundance Prize Winner ’52 Tuesdays’

By | Saturday February 8, 2014 @ 6:31am PST

Berlinale 2014 badgeWinner of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award, 52 Tuesdays has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Kino Lorber. The company is planning a second semester 2014 limited release. Visit Films is handing world sales on the pic that’s also closed deals with Edko in Hong Kong and Praesens in Switzerland. The movie is screening in Berlin’s Generation 14 Plus section today. Australian helmer Sophie Hyde shot the drama chronologically, one day every week for a year. It follows a teenager (Tilda Cobham-52 tuesdaysHervey) adjusting as her mother (Del Herbert-Jane) begins a gender transition. The characters’ time together becomes limited to once a week, on Tuesdays. Matthew Cormack scripted from a story by Hyde. Ryan Kampe, president of Visit Films says, “Kino Lorber understands the film in the way that we did when we first saw the 1 minute promo in Melbourne at 37 South and will be able to really take this film out to a wide audience, maximizing the film’s unique and groundbreaking style.” Richard Lorber, chairman and CEO of Kino Lorber, says the “courageous” film is a work of “bold and innovative cinematic structure.” Visit is also handling Berlin Competition title History Of Fear, among others.

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Hot Sundance Clip: ‘52 Tuesdays’

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 7:38pm PST

Sundance 2014EXCLUSIVE: Richard Linklater isn’t the only filmmaker at Sundance to film a movie over the course of an extraordinarily long span of time. Australian helmer Sophie Hyde shot World competition drama 52 Tuesdays, about a teenager (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) adjusting as her mother (Del Herbert-Jane) begins a gender transition, over the course of a year. The characters’ time together becomes limited to once a week, on Tuesdays – which is also how Hyde and her crew shot the film with actors Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Beau Williams, and Sam Althuizen. Matthew Cormack scripted from a story by Hyde. visit Films is repping sales at Sundance. 52 Tuesdays screens again Thursday and Friday:

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