Magazine article Screen International

Tel Aviv's Cinephil Takes International Rights on Australian Singer Doc 'Gurrumul' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Tel Aviv's Cinephil Takes International Rights on Australian Singer Doc 'Gurrumul' (Exclusive)

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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yununpingu passed away days after approving the film.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Tel Aviv-based sales outfit Cinephil has picked up international rights to Berlin documentary Gurrumul.

The film is about indigenous Australian singer and musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yununpingu, who passed away in July 2017, three days after approving the film.

It traces his story from modest roots to worldwide acclaim and features Sting and Quincy Jones as talking heads. It’s a feature debut for director Paul Williams; Shannon Swan produced.

The doc premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in July 2017 and has its international premiere in the Berlinale Special section on February 19. …

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