Renowned UK & Irish Arthouse & LGBTQ+ film distributor Peccadillo Pictures recently dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on several titles freshly picked up at Berlinale’s film market.
Five films have been acquired for distribution by arthouse and LGBTQIA+ film distributor Peccadillo Pictures. The distribution deals were inked in Berlin with sales outfits Indie Sales (THE LOST BOYS), Loco Films (EISMAYER), Intra Movies (PRIVATE DESERT) and producers Kristyn Stilling (GOLDEN DELICIOUS) and Robert Vroom (YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER) respectively.
Zeno Graton’s French coming-of-age drama THE LOST BOYS (LE PARADIS), which received its world premiere in the 73rd Berlinale’s Generation 14plus line-up, sees Joe (Khalil Ben Gharbia, PETER VON KANT) and William (Julien De Saint Jean, LIE WITH ME, also with Peccadillo) attempt to keep their burgeoning relationship under wraps at a tough juvenile detention centre.
Set in a similarly hyper-masculine setting is David Wagner’s Austrian military drama EISMAYER, also picked up at Berlin’s film market. Winner of the Grand Prize of last year’s Venice International Critics’ Week, the film follows a hardened Sergeant Major whose heteronormative existence is shaken when he falls in love with an out and proud new recruit.
Peccadillo also closed deals on two Canadian titles, Jason Karman’s empowering teen drama GOLDEN DELICIOUS, about a young boy’s coming out in Vancouver’s Asian-Canadian community, and Sarah Watts and Mark Slutsky’s YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER, which follows an intense affair between two young women in a Jehovah’s Witnesses community. The film received its world premiere at Tribeca Festival.
YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER
Rounding out Peccadillo’s pick-ups is Brazil’s official entry for the 2022 Oscars, Aly Muritiba’s PRIVATE DESERT, which sees a newly suspended policeman embark on a journey cross-country to find an elusive love interest.
Tom Abell, Managing Director at Peccadillo Pictures, said, “It was great to be back at the Berlinale after a brief hiatus, so we were pleased to bring back such a wonderfully diverse selection of new films for UK and Irish audiences. 2023 is going to be a bumper year for us.”