NEW YORK, NY – March 18, 2021 – Bleecker Street has secured U.S. rights to Maria Schrader’s, I’M YOUR MAN, which won the Silver Bear at the 2021 Berlinale for Leading Performance for Maren Eggert. The film will be released in theatres later this year with VOD to follow.
Alma (Eggert) is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Enter Tom (Stevens), a machine in human form in a class of its own, created solely to make her happy. The film is a humorous tale about the questions of love, longing and what makes a human being human.
“Maria has created such a funny and touching story of love and connection that one questions what it means to be human,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “Maren and Dan are sure to be this year’s most romantic modern couple.”
“I’m delighted that a great company like Bleecker Street has come aboard to distribute I’M YOUR MAN in the US. This was a labor of love for all involved and we are excited American audiences will get to discover these characters we fell in love with while making the film, so brilliantly embodied by Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens,” says Schrader.