Magazine article Screen International

WTFilms Scoops World Sales on SXSW Hit 'The Unicorn' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

WTFilms Scoops World Sales on SXSW Hit 'The Unicorn' (Exclusive)

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Robert Schwartzman’s second feature follows a couple searching for a third party to pep up their love life.

‘The Unicorn’

Paris-based WTFilms has acquired worldwide rights to Robert Schwartzman’s zany romantic comedy The Unicorn, which premiered at SXSW in March.

The deal excludes North American rights which were previously acquired by Screen Media, following its buzzy SXSW debut, in a deal negotiated by ICM Partners and Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.

Schwartzman’s second feature, the film stars Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford as long-engaged couple Malory and Caleb, who are forced to visit Palm Springs to attend the 25th wedding anniversary celebrations of Malory’s parents. On discovering that the secret to the older couple’s enduring passion is threesomes, the young couple, whose relationship has been flagging of late, set off in search of a third party, or ’unicorn’, to pep up their own love life. …

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