Magazine article Screen International

Films Boutique Adds 'Season of the Devil', 'Pig' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Films Boutique Adds 'Season of the Devil', 'Pig' (Exclusive)

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Lav Diaz title joins films from Markus Imhoof & Katharina Mueckstein.

Hasan Majuni

Berlin-based sales outfit Films Boutique has added two Berlinale Competition titles to its EFM slate.

The company has boarded Season Of The Devil by Filipino master Lav Diaz. The love story is set in the darkest period of Philippine history, the Marcos Dictatorship, described as “a rock opera based on real events and real characters.” All territories are available excluding the Philippines.

Films Boutique has also picked up its first Iranian title, Mani Haghighi’s Pig, starring Leila Hatami (A Separation), Hasan Majuni and Leili Rashid. This dark, satirical comedy is about Hasan, a filmmaker blacklisted by the regime and forbidden from making movies. …

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