Peepli Live, directed by Anusha Rizvi, co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions has been picked up by specialty German distribution company Rapid Eye Movies. Theatrical release for Peepli Live in Germany is planned for third quarter of 2010. Rapid Eye has also acquired the Home Video and Television for the territory.
Peepli Live was selected in the world cinema dramatic competition section of the Sundance Film Festival 2010. The film is also set for a special screening at the ongoing Berlin International Film Festival.
Stephan Holl, founder of Rapid Eye Pictures commented on his acquisition, “We are thrilled to bring to the German audience a true Indian art house film that entertains whilst telling a serious story”
Amrita Pandey, VP, International Distribution and Syndication, UTV Motion Pictures, said, “Rapid Eye is an ideal distribution partner for us to plan a theatrical Germany release for the film.”