Toronto 2012: Breaking Glass Takes 'Out in the Dark' for North America (Exclusive)

The gay love story between an Israeli and a Palestinian has its world premiere in Toronto.

Out in the Dark, a gay love story set amid the political turmoil of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be coming to North American screens courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures. The company has picked up rights to the feature from m-appeal ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, where Out in the Dark will have its world premiere.

The drama, the directorial debut of American-Israeli filmmaker Michael Mayer, follows an Israeli lawyer who falls in love with a Palestinian student.

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"This is a love story which becomes complicated by borders," said Breaking Glass CEO Richard Wolff. "The adage, 'Love knows no borders,' is unfortunately false in today's often intolerant society when two countries are at odds."

Breaking Glass plans to bow Out in the Dark in North America in August or September 2013. Wolff said he hopes the film and its subject matter will "raise awareness."

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M-appeal also has closed deals for the film with Benelux (ABC Distribution), Germany (Pro-Fun Media) and France (OutPlay). Out in the Dark premieres Sept. 7 in Toronto's Discovery Section.

The German sales group has two other TIFF titles on its slate: the politically incorrect Dutch comedy The Deflowering of Eva van End and Julio Hernandez Cordon's drama Polvo, both of which screen in the World Cinema Section.