New Wave Films have acquired the U.K. distribution rights to Berlinale award-winners and critical hits Tabu and Caesar Must Die, reports CineUropa.
Written and directed by Miguel Gomes, Tabu, an enshrouded examination of a self-centred woman named Aurora, became the talk of the festival for its new-fangled narrative, sublime use of cinematography and terrific performances.
Tabu stars Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Henrique Espirito Santo and Carloto Cotta. It’s Gomes’ third feature film, and has been adorned by many critics who described it as a perceptive and darkly funny character study.
Caesar Must Die, which walked away with the elusive Golden Bear award at Berlinale, centers on a bunch of prison inmates who strive to put on a performance of William Shakespeare Julius Caesar. Directed by brothers Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, Caeser Must Die stars Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri.
Despite not having announced any details of a release campaign, New Wave Films will likely unspool Tabu and Caesar Must Die towards the latter half of the year to tie in with the 2012/2013 awards season.
The two awards worthy films are the latest additions to New Waves’ impressive rosta, which already includes two heavyweight Cannes entries: Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Elena and Christophe Honoré’s Beloved.