Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Acquires Richie Mehta's Siddharth

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Acquires Richie Mehta's Siddharth

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Fortissimo Films takes rights to Richie Mehta's second feature, which will receive its world premiere at Venice.

Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Canada and India, to Siddharth, Canadian director Richie Mehta's follow-up to Amal.

The Canadian-Indian co-production will receive its world premiere at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in Venice Days, followed by its North American premiere in Toronto at TIFF in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

Written and directed by Mehta, Siddharth centres on an itinerant labourer who embarks on a journey across India in search of his 12-year-old son, who disappeared without a trace after working at a factory.

The film was produced by Steven N. Bray, David Miller and Mehta under their A Poor Man's Productions label. …

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