MAGNOLIA picks up Lindholm’s A HIJACKING for North American distribution





A HIJACKING is director Tobias Lindholm’s second feature film which was praised by critics and audience and received rave reviews both nationally and internationally in connection with its World Premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival and the following Toronto International Film Festival in September. Since then it has continued its strong festival streak at e.g. London Film Festival and Tokyo Film Festival, recently winning the Best Actor Award for actor Søren Malling at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Film Festival while the film itself received a special mention by the Jury.

Last week A HIJACKING won the Audience Award in the New Auteurs program at AFI FEST in Los Angeles and this weekend the film took home the Golden Alexander – Theo Angelopoulos award for Best Feature film as well as the FIPRESCI Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk and Magnolia’s SVP of Acquisitions, Dori Begley.

“A HIJACKING is a strikingly intelligent, thrilling and timely film,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Tobias Lindholm is a talent to be reckoned with. And we are thrilled to be continuing our terrific relationship with TrustNordisk.”

Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk says: “We are extremely pleased to find another of our films in the capable hands of the Magnolia team. A HIJACKING has been met with an incredible response from the international market place, and the North American deal further cements the film’s topicality and Tobias Lindholm’s status as one of the most interesting directors in Europe today.”

Previously announced deals include France (Ad Vitam), UK (Arrow Films), Benelux (A-Film), Turkey/Cyprus (Calinos Entertainment) and Korea (Atnine Films).

Magnolia is planning a second quarter 2013 theatrical release for the film.

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