Menemsha Films has acquired the North American rights to Lost means of transportA television series directed by the female lead Saskia Diesing set during the final days of turmoil at the end of World War II.
Menemsha acquired the film from Global Screen ahead of the Virtual European Film Market, which kicks off today.
Hanna van Vilet (Quicksand), Eugénie Anselin (Bad bank) and Anna Bachmann (Lost people) co-stars Bram Suijker and Konstantin Frolov in the film, which, inspired by real events, revolves around a trio of women: the distrusting German girl Winnie, (Bachmann), the Dutch Jewish woman who can Simone (van Vilet) and intrepid Russian sniper Vera (Anselin). Thrown together at the end of World War II, after a group of German soldiers abandon their deportation train to the advancing fate of the Russian army, the women must overcome mutual distrust and resentment and make working together to survive. Hanna van Vilet has been selected as the 2022 Dutch Shooting Star, one of 10 promising actors from Europe, who will be honored in a ceremony at this year’s Berlin Film Festival on Monday, the 14th. February.
“Movie Lost means of transport is a real discovery,” said Neil Friedman, head of Menemsha Films. “Filmmaker Saskia Diesing has written and directed an exquisite, impactful film that viewers are sure to love.”
Earlier this week, Menemsha won the US rights to Conference, a German drama about the Nazi meeting where the Final Solution was planned, from Global Screen. Apparel Sales is a division of Telepool, the rights and distribution group owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Inc.