Arrow Films (UK), Rialto Distribution (Australia, New Zealand), Cineart (Benelux), Israel (Lev Films), Sonamu Pictures co., ltd. (South Korea), Serenity Entertainment Int. (Taiwan) and Falcon Films (Middle East) have acquired all rights to the little story about two homeless Kurdish boys, who in the early 90's of Saddam Hussein's regime sneak off to see the film "Superman" and decide to go to America on a donkey. "Bekas" is Karzan Kader's feature film debut. Producer is Sonet Film's Sandra Harms, who's been selected at this year's Producer on The Move, and executive producer is Peter Possne.
Tom Stewart, Head of Acquisitions at Arrow Films said "Arrow Films are hugely excited to take this wonderful unique story over to the UK and again thrilled to be adding a further new film to our slate from the team at TrustNordisk".
CEO at Rialto Distribution, Kelly Rogers said "Instantly appealed to us; heartfelt, warm, engaging, funny and complex characters & a fantastic premise. Watch out world - destined to be the next big hit!"
CEO at TrustNordisk, Rikke Ennis said "When I saw a rough cut of "Bekas" I was blown away. Rarely have I seen such talent and emotion combined in one film. This film has the potential to go all the way and I am thrilled that international buyers embrace the film like we do."
Swedish drama "Bekas" is set to release domestically in November.
Checkout the trailer below;
Photo by Saman Jalal