The UK film company Sovereign is starting a new branch in the USA. They plan to release 2 or 3 movies each year in theaters and on video-on-demand platforms. The first movie they’re releasing in the US is “A Forgotten Man” by Laurent Nègre. It’s a thriller set in 1945 about a Swiss ambassador, played by Michael Neuenschwander, who faces challenges after leaving Berlin at the end of World War II. The movie, which was shown at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and first released in Zurich, got support from the Swiss government and Swiss Films when it was released in the UK.
Andreas Roald, who created Sovereign in 2008, and Chee Keong Cheung, who runs UK distribution, will lead the expansion in the US. They’re joined by Chloé Galloy, who used to work for Odeon Cinemas in the UK. She’ll help Sovereign grow globally.
Roald said they’re happy to bring their movies to American audiences, hoping they’ll be well-received. Cheung added that Sovereign wants to offer a variety of films that are thought-provoking, fun, and entertaining. They’re excited to share stories and give audiences in the US great cinema experiences. Galloy’s expertise will be valuable in this expansion.
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Sovereign has been involved in several notable films. They produced Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, which won at the Berlin Film Festival; Memoria with Tilda Swinton, which won a prize at Cannes; and Triangle of Sadness, which also won at Cannes. They also produced “Effie Gray” starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters. Source