FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – INDIEPIX FILMS ACQUIRES THE ROMANIAN DRAMA, SO BRIGHT IS THE VIEW AND THE AUSTRIAN COMEDY SOLDATE JEANNETTE FOR MULTI-PLATFORM RELEASE
New York, NY (February 19, 2015) — IndiePix Films today announced that it has acquired two films from the world festival circuit: SO BRIGHT IS THE VIEW, a feature-length Romanian drama from filmmaking brothers Michaël and Joël Florescu and SOLDATE JEANNETTE, a festival favorite Austrian comedy for which filmmaker Daniel Hoes captured the prestigious Hivos Tiger Award at the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
SO BRIGHT IS THE VIEW, an Official Selection at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival, will initially be released to the home entertainment marketplace, via DVD and digital channels, on April 21 with a limited theatrical release to follow. The distribution agreement, which covers all territories, was negotiated by Jordan Mattos, Director of Programming at IndiePix and Ronella Sezonov, Sales Agent for Inversee.
Estera — trying hard to work out some sort of future with her boyfriend, Vlad (Robi ErThe film, credited to the Romanian Independent Film Collective, follows Estera (Bianca Valea), a middle class Jewish girl in Bucharest, who’s forced to make a choice between pursuing a job in Atlanta working for a nouveau riche business thug, or joining her mother in Israel. With her father in prison for unspecified crimes and her mother about to be evicted, the pregnant s) – has only one hope: a “friend-interview” with Mike (Ovidiu Niculescu), the Romanian-American businessman, who may or may not have a job offer.
IndiePix will release SOLDATE JEANETTE, an Official Selection at Rotterdam, the Sundance Film Festival and New Directors, New Films in 2013, to DVD and VOD on May 19, with a limited theatrical release to follow. The US-only distribution agreement was also negotiated by Mattos and Kasia Karwan of Premium Films.
“A throwback to European art films of the 60s”, the atmospheric comedy features striking visuals as it “depicts the disillusioned failure of materialism”. Produced by the European Film Conspiracy, the film, called a “ brilliantly deadpan takedown of materialism and somber art film” by Slant Magazine, follows heroine Fanni (Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg), a member of the Viennese bourgeois who tires of her life of leisure and, on the eve of her eviction, sets off for an alpine expedition where she camps in the mountains and burns her money. Soon, she finds herself on a livestock farm where she takes up residence and befriends Anna (Christina Reichsthaler), a rebellious farm girl ready to move on from her agrarian life. After stealing the farmer’s jeep and emboldened by their newfound liberty, they journey together in search of their dreams.