Beta Film showcases 16 series / 300 hours program at MIPCOM
Munich, 11 October 2017. Organized crime, glittering fashion, drug cartels and endless love – Beta Film presents an unprecedented mega-slate of 16 new series and 300 hours of program at this year’s MIPCOM. Spanish Noir celebrates its premiere with Movistar+/Telefonica original series La Zona (8 hrs, Jorge and Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo/Movistar+, Oct 16, 2.15 pm, Auditorium K), revolving around a murder case in the nuclear-contaminated exclusion zone. The highly emotional upstairs/downstairs drama Morocco – Love in Times of War (13 hrs, Bambú/Antena 3) will open doors to its International Screening on Oct 18, 11.30 am, Auditorium K. The Spanish series slate is rounded up by spin-off Velvet Collection (10 hrs, Bambú/Movistar+) and, based on true events and real characters, the smuggler drama Farinia – Snow over the Atlantic (10 hrs, Bambú/Antena 3).
The Vanishing by multi-awarded director Hans-Christian Schmidt (23/5 Productions/ARD) highlights the German top-level series slate. The gripping eight-hour drama sets spotlights on the lies shattering a small town in rural and forgotten parts of Bavaria. Tom Tykwer’s acclaimed Babylon Berlin (16 hrs, X Filme, ARD Degeto, Sky, Beta), winner of this spring’s MIPTV-Grand Jury Award, draws the audience into Roaring Twenties Berlin on MIP-Monday night, 8.15 pm, C21 Grand Beach. One of the most powerful women in history is featured in Robert Dornhelm’s Maria Theresa (4hrs, Maya Production/MR Film/Beta/Czech TV/ORF/RTVS/MTVA), depicting the life and whereabouts of the Austrian Empress as one of the most modern ruler in the 18th century. For over 40 years, she was in charge of the affairs of state – in a time full of political intrigues and Austria on a verge of collapse with European rulers soon to attack the Habsburg Empire.
The Hunter (12 hrs, Cross Productions/Beta/RAI Fiction), based on true events, goes back to the times of the attack on Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falconein Sicily 1992. New installments are offered for the Beta Film hot-seller Gomorrah (36 hrs, Sky Italy/Cattleya/Fandango/Beta), in which the fight between the remaining Mafia fractions finds its bloody climax after the death of the godfather. In its second season, Salamander – Blood Diamonds (20 hrs, Skyline/Eén) follows traces of corruption within the economic and political elite in Brussels, whereas the continuation of the mini-series Line of Separation (12 hrs Sperl/Wiedemann&Berg/ZDF) depicts life and love in a small German city, cut into two halves after the end of WW II. Hassel (10 hrs, Nice Drama), which premiered at Série Series in Fontainebleau and currently runs on Viaplay Sweden, follows a street-smart detective on his search for justice. Full of love and emotion is the life of The King’s Favorite (13hrs,Vende-se Filmes/RTP), based on true events and set in 18th-century Portugal.
Beta’s Kids&Family slate opens up to new viewing habits with the teen web-mystery Wishlist (22x8-24’, Outside the Club/funk). Clock stands Five2Twelve (24x25’, TV60) in the coming-of-age show about five teenage boys, who each got in serious trouble with the police. My Best Friend Marlon (13x17’, NRK Super) asks the easy question: If you had to fly to the moon and could only take one person, who would you choose?
For Beta Film’s full MIPCOM line-up, please visit www.betafilm.com
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