Magazine article Screen International

Goldwyn Takes Island President, Strand Releasing Acquires Unforgivable

Magazine article Screen International

Goldwyn Takes Island President, Strand Releasing Acquires Unforgivable

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A flurry of domestic distribution deals were announced on Monday [Nov 7], led by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Strand Releasing taking US rights to The Island President and Andre Techine's Unforgivable, respectively.

DP Jon Shenk's documentary The Island President won the audience award in Toronto. It has already qualified for Academy consideration and portrays Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, a political survivor who now faces his battle against global warming as the archipelago face submersion. Goldwyn has set a February 2012 release.

Goldwyn has slated a February 2012 release. Goldwyn negotiated the deal with Menemsha Films.

Strand Releasing brokered the Unforgivable deal with TF1 International. Techine's film charts the complex history between a set of friends and stars Carole Bouquet and André Dussollier. …

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