Markus Schleinzer's Drama 'Michael' Acquired by Strand Releasing

 Cannes Film Festival

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Markus Schleinzer’s Michael from Les Films du Losange.

The film, which focuses in on the last five months of a 10-year-old boy’s life under the control of a man who keeps him locked away in a room in a basement, had its world premiere in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival and will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Strand plans to release the film, Schleinzer’s debut feature, theatrically in February.

The deal was brokered Strand’s Jon Gerrans and Les Films du Losange’s Agathe Valentin.  

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