Magazine article Screen International

Oscilloscope Acquires Viktor Jakovleski's 'Brimstone & Glory'

Magazine article Screen International

Oscilloscope Acquires Viktor Jakovleski's 'Brimstone & Glory'

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Documentary premiered at this year's True/False Film Festival.

Oscilloscope has acquired North American rights to Viktor Jakovleski's Brimstone & Glory and plan a theatrical release for later this year.

Mongrel is selling international rights to the Court 13 and Department of Motion Pictures production funded by Cinereach.

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers that engulfs the town for ten days.

Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own displays, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions.

More than three quarters of Tultepec's residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry's sake.

Jakovleski said: "I couldn't be more thrilled to have Oscilloscope as a partner. …

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