Dogwoof Global are proud to announce four high-profile sales for Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present. Screening at Cannes in the Marche du Film on Friday, the deals were closed in four territories to the market opening with Germany (NFP), France (Pretty Pictures), Switzerland (Look Now), and Austria (Poly Film).
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, follows the iconic performance artist as she prepares for possibly the greatest show of her career - a landmark retrospective at New York’s MoMA. To be given a retrospective at one of the world's premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”
Ana Vicente of Dogwoof Global who brokered the deals, is enthusiastic about the sales: “We are so pleased to be working with distributors who have proven success in handling artists films. We know Marina will be in expert hands”
Christoph Ott, NFP (Germany): We are delighted to announce that we are bringing the winner of this year’s Audience Award in the section Panorama of the 62nd Berlin Film Festival MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT to German audiences. We have had very successful theatrical releases with other documentary films like Pina in the past and are very happy to keep moving in that direction.”
Aranka Matits , Pretty Pictures (France): When I saw the film I was immediately taken by it, Matthew Aker's documentation of Marina Abramović's 700-hour-long solo performance at The Museum of Modern Art is utterly captivating. The artist's presence on screen is mesmerising and leaves viewers deeply moved. We can't wait to bring the portrait of this seminal performance artist and inspiring woman to audiences in France."
Hans Koenig, Polyfilm (Austria): I look forward to the collaboration with Dogwoof and bringing this extraordinary film to the cinemas in Austria.”
Bea Cuttat, Look Now (Switzerland): We are very excited to be working with Dogwoof in the release of this film in Switzerland. From the moment we saw the film we knew it was for us. We adore the work of Marina Abramović since years and we are convinced, that the Marina Abramović film fits in with our growing catalogue of films about artist we’ve released during the last years”