Magazine article Screen International

Drafthouse Sparks to Cannes Entry the Tribe

Magazine article Screen International

Drafthouse Sparks to Cannes Entry the Tribe

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Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to recent Cannes premiere The Tribe, winner of three sidebar prizes in Critics' Week.

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's story takes place at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf and unfolds purely through sign language.

Paris-based Alpha Violet scored a number of key sales on the Croisette including UFO for France, Mimosa Films for Japan and Ost For Paradis for Denmark.

"When working with a film like The Tribe, we immediately became more sensitive to signs and language: passion speaks first," said Alpha Violet co-CEOs Virginie Devesa and Keiko Funato.

"We received an amazing response after our first market screening in Cannes and Drafthouse Films showed from the very beginning all the right signs - and the strongest passion - to distribute our film in North America," noted

The Tribe will screen in select theatres across North America and will be released on a variety of VOD platforms and digital, DVD and Blu-ray formats. …

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