PNP Acquires 'Ove'
January 13, 2017
Boutique distributor Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has
acquired the Canadian theatrical distribution rights to Hannes
Holm-directed feature film A Man Called Ove. Under the deal,
Vancouver-based PNP will handle the sale of the film’s transactional VOD
rights in Canada, in addition to the theatrical release. Meanwhile,
Chicago-based indie distributor Music Box Films will handle the release
of the film on SVOD platforms in Canada. A Man Called Ove, based on a bestselling novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, has
been shortlisted for Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film
and Best Makeup and Hairstyling category. Produced by Annica Bellander
and Nicklas Wikström for Swedish prodco Tre Vänner, the film tells the
story of a widower who has all but given up on the world until a new
family moves in and he forms an unexpected friendship.