"High & Low – John Galliano"
Days after it was announced that "High & Low – John Galliano" would be premiering at the 50th Telluride Film Festival, Newen Connect has unveiled a suite of sales across Europe and the Asia-Pacific for the documentary portrait of the iconic fashion designer.
Directed by Academy Award-winning® Kevin Macdonald and produced by Chloe Mamelok and Kevin Macdonald through KGB Films, in association with Condé Nast Entertainment, new deals for the feature (in addition to those outlined through its partnership with MUBI) have been concluded with major distributors in ten major markets: Italy (I Wonder Pictures); Scandinavia (Non Stop Entertainment); Spain (Filmin); Switzerland (Pathe Films); Bulgaria (Beta); Australia and New-Zealand (Kismet); Japan (Kinoshita) Hong Kong (Edko); Indonesia (Falcon) and Israel (Lev Films). TF1 Studio will release the film in France with UGC as its theatrical partner.
Alice Damiani, SVP, International Film Sales, Newen Connect said: “Newen Connect is thrilled that 'High & Low – John Galliano' will be premiering at the Telluride Film Festival in such an important anniversary year. It is testament to the brilliant storytelling of director Kevin Macdonald and our continuing fascination with an iconic character like John Galliano. This interest is reflected in the wide-ranging sales to global film distributors announced today, along with our previously-announced partnership with MUBI, and we look forward to announcing more deals in the future.”
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Widely recognized as one of the most influential and successful fashion designers of our time, John Galliano dressed the most beautiful and influential men and women in the world for almost 15 years at Givenchy and Dior. In 2011, Galliano’s career abruptly ended after being caught on video using shocking antisemitic and racist insults. Academy Award-winner® Kevin Macdonald's film investigates the multiple facets and contradictions of Galliano’s character and the context, including decades of industry pressure and drug and alcohol addiction, that surrounded his downfall and ongoing recovery.
Further deals for "High & Low – John Galliano" are currently in negotiation, while additional opportunities for North America, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America, Benelux, Turkey and India are being managed by MUBI after it was announced earlier this year that the film distributor, streaming service and production company had snapped up the film rights for these markets from Newen Connect.
This interest is reflected in the wide-ranging sales to global film distributors announced today, along with our previously-announced partnership with MUBI, and we look forward to announcing more deals in the future.” Alice Damiani SVP, International Film Sales, Newen Connect