Berlin 2019: Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers’ To Open Festival

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Berlin 2019: Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers’ To Open Festival
The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 7, 2019 with the world premiere of Lone Scherfig’s drama The Kindness of Strangers, which will also play in competition.

The English-language Denmark-Canada co-production charts the interconnected story of a handful of New Yorkers struggling with personal crises during the city’s unforgiving winter. The ensemble cast includes Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.

HanWay Films represents worldwide sales rights with backers including Ingenious Media and Apollo Media. Entertainment One will distribute the film in Canada and Sf Studios in Scandinavia.

Malene Blenkov produced the film for Denmark’s Creative Alliance and Canada’s Strada Films with the participation of The Danish Film Institute and Telefilm Canada, Danmarks Radio, Ontario Creates, Copenhagen Film Fund, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Entertainment One and Ingenious Senior Film Fund / Apollo Media, in co-production with Sweden’s Unlimited Stories,
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