Magazine article Screen International

Northern Banner Acquires TIFF Selection 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Northern Banner Acquires TIFF Selection 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts' (Exclusive)

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Female western receives North American premiere on Tuesday.

Toronto-based Raven Banner’s specialty distribution label Northern Banner has acquired Canadian rights to Mouly Surya’s Contemporary World Cinema entry Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts.

The film premiered in Cannes Director’s Fortnight and receives its North American premiere in Toronto on Tuesday.

Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts takes place in the deserted hills of an Indonesian island where Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle.

She kills several gang-members in self-defence and embarks on the long road to revenge, haunted by the ghost of one of her victims. …

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