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Film distributors picking “Magnus” documentary

Benjamin Ree’s portrait of Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is one of several hot titles in Berlin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Berlin is currently hosting the 66th annual International Film Festival that runs until 21st February.

“Magnus”, a feature documentary on Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, has been snatched up by multiple buyers in Berlin, one of several strong sellers from Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk.

Magnus sold to NFP for Germany and Austria, EDKO films for Hong Kong, September Film Rights for Benelux and Discovery Film for the former Yugoslavia. Benjamin Ree’s doc, which explores Carlsen’s rise from boy to grandmaster, also features chess stars Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand.

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