Film Movement picks up 'XXY'


NEW YORK -- Indie distributor Film Movement has picked up North American rights to the Argentinean coming-of-age drama "XXY," winner of two awards at last year's Festival de Cannes.

Lucia Puenzo's provocative feature follows Alex, a teenage hermaphrodite whose secret is threatened to be discovered when the son of a family friend becomes a potential romantic partner.

"XXY" won both the Critics Week Grand Prize and the Golden Rail award in Cannes and several other awards at fests around the world.

Film Movement plans an early May bow in New York, followed by a national platform rollout. President Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal, with Pyramide International's Yoann Ubermulhin repping the filmmakers.