Magazine article Screen International

Mongrel International Launches Female-Focused Toronto Slate (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Mongrel International Launches Female-Focused Toronto Slate (Exclusive)

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Canadian sales outfit picks up Ava, Meditation Park.

Ava

Mongrel International head Caroline Habib and her team will kick off talks with buyers on a slate of Toronto selections directed by women from Iran, China, and South Africa.

Next Wave selection Ava marks the feature directorial debut from Iranian-Canadian writer-director Sadaf Foroughi and is based on her childhood in Iran. The film explores the impact on a Tehran family when a woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to see a gynaecologist to check is she is still a virgin.

Meditation Park by Chinese-Canadian director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) plays in Contemporary World Cinema and stars Cheng Pei Pei as a woman suspects her husband is having an affair. …

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