Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American rights to The Notebook, Hungary’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film. Janos Szasz directed the pic and Intuit Pictures produced with Hunnia Filmstudio, Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films. The film, adapted from Agota Kristof’s novel, received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2013 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. It made its North American premiere at Toronto. SPC made the deal with Beta Cinema. Set on the onset of WWII, pic tells the story of 13-year-old twins abandoned by their parents and forced to live with their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border. Studying the evil surrounding them, the twins learn to rely on their loyalty to one another, ultimately surviving in the face of challenging circumstances.
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