Magazine article Screen International

'Truman' Sells to FilmRise for US

Magazine article Screen International

'Truman' Sells to FilmRise for US

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New York-based distributor FilmRise has acquired US distribution rights to Spanish-Argentine comedy drama Truman, winner of five major prizes, including best film, at this year's Goya awards.

FilmRise plans a release in select US theatres in winter 2017.

Directed by Cesc Gay and written by Gay and Tomàs Aragay, Truman stars Ricardo Davín and Javier Cámara as two old friends who, when one falls terminally ill, must find a home for beloved dog Truman.

The film had its debut at last year's Toronto festival and also screened at the San Sebastian and London festivals. It opened last September in Argentina and last October in Spain. As well as the best film prize, it won Goyas from the Spanish film academy in the directing, original screenplay, lead actor and supporting actor categories. …

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