Strand sets sail on 'Purple Sea"

Italian feature set to play Outfest

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Donatella Maiorca's "Purple Sea," which will screen at Los Angeles' upcoming Outfest and be released theatrically in late fall.

Based on a true story and inspired by the novel by Giacomo Pilati the film is set in a scenic area near Sicily and tells of the love between two young woman. Its screenplay is by Mario Cristiani, Donatella Diamanti, Maiorca and Pina Mandolfo.
Strand's Jon Gerrans and Intra Movies' Jef Nuyts negotiated the sale.