Following the German rights which where acquired earlier, Polish distribution company Vivarto SP ZOO has bagged the theatrical rights of Aamir Khan productions’ ‘Peepli Live’ which is receiving rave reviews at the Berlin Fest. The theatrical release in Poland is planned for close to 10 prints whereas Vivarto has acquired the Home Video and Television rights for the territory.
Vivarto has successfully launched over 100 titles since 2005 and focuses on art house movies and promotion of independent cinematography. Vivarto recently acquired Sundance 2010 winner Winter’s Bone, as well as Mine Vaganti by Ferzan Ozpetek and Susanne Bier’s latest.
Justyna Troszczynska from Vivarto commented, “Peepli Live is a truly emotional film and it starts our trip with Indian movies that will open new horizons and develop our company to proceed with many more.”
Amrita Pandey, VP, International Distribution and Syndication, UTV Motion Pictures, said, "We are thrilled to announce the sale of Polish rights to Vivarto. Vivarto is an ideal distribution partner for a film like Peepli Live and we are looking forward to the theatrical release of the film in Poland."
Peepli Live is Anusha Rizvi’s first feature. It is a fresh and intelligently spun satire of the real-life epidemic of farmer suicides that have plagued India for the past decade.
Peepli Live, is the first Indian film ever to be selected at the Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Dramatic competition) and is also screening out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival.