Film Movement Takes U.S. Rights on Toronto-Launched ‘Twin Flower’ (Exclusive)

Film Movement Takes U.S. Rights on Toronto-Launched ‘Twin Flower’ (Exclusive)
New York-based Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Italian director Laura Luchetti’s “Twin Flower,” a dark tale of two teen runaways that launched last year from Toronto’s Discovery section and has since screened at a number of festivals, including London, Busan and Seattle.

The film was sold to Film Movement by Italy’s Fandango Sales, headed by Raffaella Di Giulio.

Set in Sardinia, Luchetti’s standout sophomore work pairs two 16-year-olds: Anna, whose father reluctantly works for an immigrants trafficker, and Basim who has arrived illegally on the Italian island from the Ivory Coast. They meet and hit the road together across Sardinia’s sun-scorched countryside, escaping from a menacing pursuer.

“With this timely drama, Laura Luchetti not only solidifies her reputation as one of the top Italian filmmakers to watch, but also as a director who can elicit incredibly moving, naturalistic performances from young acting talent,
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