'The Wait' Nabbed by Oscilloscope Laboratories for U.S.

Courtesy of Venice International Film Festival
'L’attesa (The Wait)'

The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival this year.

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the U.S. rights to L’attesa (The Wait).

The film is the debut feature from director Piero Messina and stars Oscar winner Juliette Binoche.

L’attesa is set in Sicily and sees Binoche star as Anna, a mother who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), who arrives before her boyfriend for the Easter festivities. Anna and Jeanne grow closer as Giuseppe takes longer and longer to get to the house.

“I am pleased and proud that L'attesa, my first movie, is going to be shown in U.S. theaters thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, a distributor which has always been attentive and sensitive to art house cinema," said the director. "For a first-time European director this represents an extraordinary opportunity."

L’attesa had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, with a North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film was produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Fabio Conversi, and Jérôme Seydoux. 

Launched in 2008 by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, Oscilloscope Laboratories has released We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Messenger, and Above and Below, among other films.

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