Vagrant takes 'Mamas and Papas' for Canada

Alice Nellis' Hampton festival awards winner

TORONTO -- Indie distributor Vagrant Films Releasing has picked up the Canadian rights to Alice Nellis' Hampton festival awards winner "Mamas and Papas."

The film about the ups and downs of childbirth and parenting in the Czech Republic, as told through the intertwining stories of four couples, earned the Golden Starfish narrative feature award and the Zicherman screenplay award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Vagrant acquired the Canadian rights to "Mamas and Papas" from Wide Management ahead of a festival screening for Nellis' film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The indie distributor earlier picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Kang Sang Woo's "A Silk Letter," in addition to the South Korean film's international sales rights.

The film about a romance between an anti-military activist facing jail and a young lover will be shopped by Vagrant in Berlin.