VANCOUVER / February 14, 2019- Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”), a global multiplatform entertainment company, is pleased to announce that its releasing division, Thunderbird Releasing, has acquired Mal el-Toukhy’s Sundance hit Queen of Heartsfor distribution in the UK and Ireland, following its Nordic premiere in Göteborg.
The Danish drama stars Trine Dyrholm as a woman who embarks on a dangerous affair with her stepson, who is played by Sweden’s Gustav Lindh. Queen of Heartswas awarded with the prestigious Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where the film participated in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It also screened at Rotterdam before premiering at the 42nd Göteborg Film Festival, where it picked up three awards: Dragon Award Best Nordic Film, Dragon Award Best Acting, and the Audience Dragon Award Best Nordic Film.
“Thunderbird is delighted to work with our friends at Trust Nordisk on the rivetingly brilliantQueen of Hearts, featuring a mesmerizing performance from Trine Dyrholm,” says Edward Fletcher, managing director, Thunderbird Releasing. “The film is already picking up multiple audience and festival awards, and we look forward to sharing it with UK and Irish audiences later this summer.”
Susan Wendt, Managing Director of Trust Nordisk, adds “I feel that we found the perfect UK home for Queen of Hearts, and I know the Thunderbird team will do great work on the film.”
The film will be released in the UK in summer 2019.
Upcoming releases from Thunderbird Releasing include Burning, The Kindergarten Teacherand Vita & Virginia.Thunderbird recently distributed Hirokazu Kore-eda’s acclaimed film Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Feature Film and is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Other recent releases include The Heiresses, Redoubtable, Sweet Country, Toni Erdmann, A Quiet Passion, My Life as a Courgette, A Man Called Ove, Land of Mineand Brimstone.
About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.
Thunderbird Entertainment Groupis a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place. The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.
About Thunderbird Releasing
Thunderbird Releasing is an all-rights film distribution company based in London and part of the Thunderbird Entertainment Group. Recent releases include the Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters, and Lee Chang-dong’s Burningas well as Toni Erdmann, Paterson, A Quiet Passion,My Life as a Courgetteand the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life.
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