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