Wide House Unveils Flurry of Deals on Idfa Players (Exclusive)

Paris-based sales company Wide House has sealed a flurry of deals for two titles playing this week at Amsterdam’s Idfa documentary festival: Ruth Beckermann’s “The Waldheim Waltz,” Austria’s candidate for the 2019 Oscars, and Marcus Lindeen’s “The Raft.”

World premiering at February’s Berlinale, where it won the Glashutte Award for best documentary, “The Waldheim Waltz” focuses on the Nazi war-crimes scandal surrounding Kurt Waldheim, the former U.N. secretary general, who was president of Austria from 1986 to 1992.

Svod rights have been bought by Filmin in Spain and Turn Key Films for Scandinavia and Italy.

Distribution rights were acquired respectively by Menemsha Films in North America -in an already announced deal-, Elf Pictures in Hungary and Tricontinental in former-Yugoslavia territories.

In Switzerland, pubcaster Rsi took Italian-language rights; Israeli broadcasting rights went to Channel 8 and Kan.

“Waldheim” receives its Dutch premiere Thursday Nov. 22 as part of Master
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