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Autlook nabs global rights to “The Punk Syndrome”

The Vienna-based distributor has acquired global rights to Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi's music doc (pictured), which follows a Finnish punk band whose members have mental disorders.
October 29, 2012

Vienna-based distributor Autlook has acquired global rights to The Punk Syndrome (pictured), a music documentary by filmmakers Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi.

The doc looks at Finnish punk band Name Day, whose members have mental disorders. The film opened in cinemas in Finland in May, and has screened at eight film festivals, including Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Silverdocs.

November Films in the United Kingdom and Cinelibre in Switzerland have theatrical rights.

The film won the special jury prize at Visions du Réel festival in April and the main prize at the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival in Poland. It will get a theatrical run in the UK next year.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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