Japanese distrib Only Hearts has picked up rights to Finnish children’s movie “Pelikaanimies” (Pelicanman).The Lisa Helminen-helmed pic has screened at numerous festivals including New York, Newport Beach, Toronto, Montreal, PiFan (Bucheon), Kristiansand and the Czech Republic’s Zlin festival, where this month it was named best feature and best kids film. Rights are handled in foreign markets by Sweden’s NonStop Sales. A theatrical release in the Netherlands is set for November through leading indie A-Film.
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