Distrib nabs North American rights to Italian pic

U.S. indie distrib Wolfe Releasing has acquired North American rights to Italo helmer Marco Filiberti’s “Il compleanno” (“David’s Birthday”), a relationship drama making its market debut at the EFM after preeming in Venice last year.

Filiberti’s soph work, about a married psychoanalyst who falls in love with his best friend’s son while on a seaside holiday, strengthens the bond between Filiberti and Wolfe, which also released his first work, “Adored,” Stateside in 2004 after it unspooled in Berlin’s Panorama section.

Produced by Caroline Locardi and Agnes Trincal via their Rome-based Zen Zero shingle, “Birthday” is being sold in Berlin by Sweden’s NonStop.

Pic, which bowed in Venice’s Controcampo Italiano section, stars Brazilian model and newcomer Thyago Alves alongside Alessandro Gassman (“Calm Chaos”) and vet stage and screen thesp Piera Degli Esposti.

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