Strand Releasing nabs U.S. rights to 'Sasha'

Coming-of-age film set for 2011 release

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to "Sasha," the coming-of-age story of a young man who falls in love with his piano teacher.

The film, which stars Sasa Kekez and Tim Bergmann, had its U.S. premiere at the San Francisco Frameline Festival and will play Los Angeles' Outfest next month. It was produced by Ewa Borowski. A 2011 release is planned.

The deal was negotiated by Strand's Jon Gerrans and sales company m-appeal's Nadja Jumah.