Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo Films[1] is an international film, television and video sales organization specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of feature films, founded in 1991[2] with offices in Amsterdam and Beijing.

Fortissimo Films
TypePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1991
HeadquartersAmsterdam
Beijing
Key people
Wouter Barendrecht, Founder (deceased)

Clement Magar (GM)

Gabrielle Rozing (GM)
ProductsFilm production, sales and distribution
Websitewww.fortissimofilms.com

Fortissimo Films’ library includes feature films, feature-length documentaries, animated films, and short subjects. The company represents over 100 films from every corner of the globe. These included features by Wong Kar Wai (2046, Chungking Express, In The Mood For Love); Martin Scorsese (Shine a Light); John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus); Jim Jarmusch (Coffee And Cigarettes, Mystery Train); Iwai Shunji (Love Letter, Hana & Alice); Pen-ek Ratanaruang (6ixtynin9, Nymph); Tsai Ming-Liang (I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone, What Time is it There?); Diao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice), and Tian Zhuangzhuang (The Blue Kite, Springtime in a Small Town) and more recently films by ZHANG Yang (Up The Mountain, The Sound of Dali), ZHANG Chong (Super Me, The Fourth Wall) and LIU Fendou (The Heart).

Fortissimo's documentaries include Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me;[3] Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans; Sydney Pollack’s Sketches of Frank Gehry; Julian Schnabel’s Berlin; Tamra Davis’s Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child; and Kevin Macdonald's Marley.

Additionally, the catalogue features a range of works by directors comprising Gregg Araki, Sergei Bodrov, Fruit Chan, Peter Greenaway, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Richard Linklater, Mira Nair, the Pang Brothers, Park Chanwook, Paul Schrader, Todd Solondz, Béla Tarr, Tsui Hark, Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhang Yang, Zhang Yuan and many other acclaimed filmmakers.

Fortissimo also manages existing libraries on behalf of independent producers and directors, such as Wong Kar Wai’s Jet Tone, Killer Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment and directors Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley and Alex van Warmerdam.

Approximately 15 films per year are added to the lineup. Upcoming titles include Love After Love by Ann Hui.

On August 17, 2016, after more than 20 years in international distribution, the company filed for bankruptcy in the Netherlands.[4][5]

The company has restarted business in 2017 under new management.[1]

Selected Fortissimo filmographyEdit

Older titles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fortissimo Films, "MOMA, In Focus: Fortissimo Films
  2. ^ Wouter Barandrecht, Michael J. Werner - co-chairmen, Fortissimo Films, Variety; retrieved 2007-11-24 Archived October 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Super Size Me, Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock
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