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Helen Mirren’s ‘Berlin, I Love You’ Sells to Saban Films

Cannes 2018: Indie franchise heads to Germany with stars Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess

Saban Films is stamping its passport for Germany, as the distributor has acquired “Berlin, I Love You” out of the Cannes Film Festival.

Part of the indie franchise that includes “New York, I Love You” and “Paris, je t’aime,” the film focuses on short romantic vignettes and tapestry of character that populate the city.

Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess are among the ensemble cast. The acquisition price is unknown.

Directors on the 10 shorts include Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron.

The film was produced by Claus Clausen and Edda Reiser with Galleon Films’ Alice de Sousa and Skady Lis as co-producers. Emmanuel Benbihy is executive producer. The film was financed by VX119 Media Capital, on behalf of managing partners Jeff Geoffray and Jeff Konvitz.

Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales together with Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette. CAA Media Finance co-repping the deal with Highland and Disrupting Influence.

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated on behalf of Saban Films, who are planning a theatrical release.