Postcards From The Zoo will be the first film to receive a synchronized Video on Demand (VoD) release in seven European countries as part of The Match Factory’s initiative Distribution 2.0.
The release will take place on February 25th as the result of a co-operation of The Match Factory and EuroVoD platforms in France, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Peccadillo Pictures in the United Kingdom and Eye Film Institute in the Be lgium and The Netherlands.
Marketing activities for the film’s release will be coordinated by The Match Factory across the territories. Director Edwin and the producers, babibutafilm, Pallas Films and Lorna Tee will engage in the social media campaign towards the release. The aim is to achieve a consistent international campaign, which relies mainly on online communication.
The film will be released on the platforms belonging to EuroVoD (UniversCiné – France/ Belgium/Switzerland, Volta – Ireland, Filmin – Spain) and on various platforms in the UK through Peccadillo Pictures.
Edwin was born in Surabaya, Indonesia. He was the first Indonesian filmmaker to have a short film (Kara, Daughter of a Tree) showing at the Cannes at Director’s Fortnight, and the first Indonesian filmmaker to be invited to competition at the 62nd Berlinale with Postcards from the Zoo. His first feature film, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly was in competition in numerous film festivals and won the FIPRESCI Award in Rotterdam IFF. He now lives in Amsterdam and is working on his third feature film exploring the history of Indonesia and the Netherlands.
As a co-production between Indonesia, Germany and Hong Kong, Postcards from the Zoo is Edwin’s second movie. It premiered in Competition at the Berlin IFF 2012 and has been supported by Torino Film Lab, Hubert Bals Fund, Gothenburg International Film Festival Fund, Sundance Institute, Cinemart, Asian Project Market and L’Atelier Cinefondation.
Little Lana was three years old when she was abandoned in the zoo. Raised by a giraffe trainer, the zoo is the only world she knows. When a charming magician arrives at the zoo, Lana falls in love and leaves the zoo to go on her own journey until the day she decides to return to the beginning.
You can watch the beautifully shot and interestingly told Postcards From the Zoo right here on Front Row Reviews, just watch the trailer below and click away to rent the film.