Cannes: 'One Week and a Day' Acquired by Oscilloscope for U.S.

One Week and One Day - H 2016
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The dramedy is the feature directorial debut for Israeli-American writer-director Asaph Polonsky.

Oscilloscope Laboratories has nabbed the dramedy One Week and a Day.

The pic is the debut feature from Israeli-American writer-director Asaph Polonsky. It takes place the day after a grieving mother and father have sat shiva for a week following the death of their son and as they try to re-enter their daily routines.  

Saar Yogev and Naomi Levari produced the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

"One Week and a Day is that unassuming gem, the black sheep of the Cannes lineup, that just sticks with you and makes you realize that a film doesn’t need to be three hours long and can also feel comfortable making you laugh, and yet it still fits into the slate of the most prestigious film festival in the world," said Oscilloscope's Dan Berger.

The Hollywood Reporter's Cannes review described the dramedy as "confidently directed and beautifully played."

New Europe Film Sales negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

Oscilloscope was active at Cannes, having acquired U.S. rights to Sophia Takal’s Always Shine and worldwide rights to Anna Biller’s The Love Witch