19 March, 2012
by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor
Adopt Films, the new distribution shingle headed by co-managing executives Jeff Lipsky and Tim Grady, has acquired all U.S. rights to Portuguese director Miguel Gomes’s prize-winning film TABU, the fledgling company’s fourth acquisition out of the recent Berlin Film Festival. Stunningly beautiful and lushly romantic, TABU explores an impossible love affair in colonial Africa. The film won this year’s Alfred Bauer Prize, awarded in memory of the Berlin Film Festival’s founder, for a work of particular innovation, as well as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize. Adopt, which plans to release the film in late December with a national roll-out in early 2013, is now strategizing for the release of its other Berlinale titles, including Golden Bear winner CAESAR MUST DIE, Silver Bear for Best Director winner Christian Petzold’s BARBARA, and Silver Bear winner Ursula Meier’s SISTER.