Regent Releasing and Here Films have acquired U.S. rights to Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur’s “The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela.”
A fave at February’s Berlin Film Festival, pic centers on a transsexual from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the slums of the country’s Cebu City for a life in Paris. The acquisition of “Queen Raquela” was negotiated by Mark Reinhart, West Coast general manager and exec VP of distribution and acquisitions for Regent; Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films; and Stefan Schaefer from Cicala Filmworks on behalf of de Fleur.
Here Films is the theatrical distrib and worldwide sales division of Here, the network aimed at the gay community, established by Regent Entertainment.
Pic is set for limited release Sept. 26 in New York and Los Angeles.