The Same Sky, a multi-layered family drama set in the divided Berlin of the 1970s, joins MIPCOM 2016 World Premiere TV Screenings. MIPCOM 2016 takes its place in Cannes, France, from 17-20 October. The world premiere TV screening for “The Same Sky” is scheduled for Monday 17 October in the Palais des Festivals at 6:30 pm.
The Same Sky is directed by Academy Award-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel (Billions), and was created and written British screenwriter Paula Milne (The Politician’s Wife, The Virgin Queen). The six hour series stars Tom Schilling (Generation War), Sofia Helin (The Bridge), Friederike Becht (The Reader) and Ben Becker (Comedian Harmonists).
The Same Sky centers around the relationship between an East German agent and his target in the West, the woman he has to seduce for the sake of his country – a relationship driven by passion but built on deceit. The series recreates the atmosphere in the Cold War city by portraying the fates of two families, one on each side of the wall, in a tale interweaving East German dissidents and informers and West German hustlers and agents, as well as American and British diplomats. Divided by ideology, the only thing the people of Berlin all share is the sky above.
The MIPCOM screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/creator Paula Milne, cast members Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht and Tom Schilling with the producers of Ufa, Beta and Rainmark.
For Paula Milne, creator and writer: “'The Same Sky' is about divided families in a divided city. It is the timeless story of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary time – and the choices they are forced to make”.
"We are delighted to add ‘The Same Sky’ to an already rich line-up of MIPCOM 2016 World Premiere TV Screenings. Beta Film is an independent European producer/distributor with genuine global reach, and MIPCOM should provide the perfect stage for the launch of its latest high-end series," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.