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Berlinale Competition Titles ‘Dying’ and ‘Architecton’ Score Multiple Deals With the Match Factory

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The Match Factory has revealed multiple distribution deals for two Berlinale competition titles: German director Matthias Glasner‘s “Dying,” which won the festival’s Silver Bear for best screenplay, and Russian director Victor Kossakovsky‘s documentary “Architecton.”

“Dying,” which stars Lars Eidinger, Lilith Stangenberg and Corinna Harfouch, also picked up the Guild of German Arthouse Cinemas and the Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Jury Award. Variety‘s review describes the film as “a profoundly affecting exploration of life and loss.”

The Match Factory closed deals for the film in France (Bodega Film), Italy (Satine Film), Benelux (September Film Distribution), Norway (Selmer Media), Poland (Aurora), CIS (Provzglyad), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF MegaCom Film), Hungary (Cirko Films), Greece (Cinobo), Romania (Freealize), Taiwan (Andrews Film) and South Korea (Pancinema). A U.K. deal has also been signed with the buyer yet to be announced. Wild Bunch will be distributing the film in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.

“Dying” is produced by Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion and Senator Film Produktion.

Glasner’s credits include Golden Bear nominees “Gnade” (2012) and “Der Freie Wille” (2006).

The Match Factory has also completed deals for “Architecton,” described by Variety as “blatantly dazzling, epic-scale filmmaking,” in Spain (Caramel Films), Italy (Be Water), Benelux (Cherry Pickers Filmdistributie), Scandinavia (Nonstop Entertainment), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF MegaCom Film) and the Baltics (A-One Films Baltics). A24 will release the film in North America, and Neue Visionen is releasing it in German theaters.

“Architecton” is produced by Heino Deckert for Ma.ja.de. in Germany.

The film follows Kossakovsky’s highly acclaimed “Gunda,” which played in Berlinale Encounters in 2020, and “Aquarela,” which screened in Venice’s out of competition section in 2018.