TIFF: Breaking Glass, Reel Red Take 'Princess' for U.S.

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

The dark coming-of-age drama is from first-time Israeli director Tali Shalon Ezer.

Breaking Glass Pictures and Reel Red Films have picked up U.S. rights to Princess, a dark drama from first-time director Tali Shalon Ezer.

The Israeli film is a coming-of-age tale centered on a 12-year-old girl (Shira Haas) who begins dangerous role-playing games, first with her stepfather, later with a young boy who resembles her (actor Adar Zohar-Hanetz).

Princess debuted at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, where it swept the awards, winning four trophies including best film and best actress for Haas. It had its international premiere in Sundance.

Breaking Glass and Reel Red will partner for a multi-platform release of the film, scheduled for summer 2016. 

The deal was negotiated between Breaking Glass’ CEO Rich Wolff and Miira Paasilinna, CEO of The Yellow Affair, who are handling world sales for Princess.