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Oscilloscope Laboratories has bought the U.S. distribution rights to Maxime Giroux’s Félix and Meira after a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
The Canadian indie portrays Meira, a young Hasidic woman played by Hadas Yaron, who leaves her faith to start a romance with a young man (Martin Dubreuil). Oscilloscope plans a 2015 release for Félix and Meira, which will screen in competition in San Sebastian and is set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn and Venice, Italy.
“Felix and Meira is a nuanced, delicate, and sensitive film, expertly crafted by Maxime and soulfully acted by Hadas and Martin,” Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger and David Laub said in a statement Friday. Giroux’s third feature was produced by Sylvain Corbeil and Nancy Grant at Montreal indie Metafilms.
Eric Schnedecker of UDI negotiated the U.S. distribution deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
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