Sundance Selects nabs ‘Flat’

Film unit acquires rights to docu

Sundance Selects has acquird all North American, Latin American, Scandinavian and UK rights to Arnon Goldfinger’s documentary “The Flat.”

Deal excludes Jewish festival and educational rights.

Goldfinger wrote the film, along with producing it alongside Thomas Kufus.

“The Flat” had its world premiere at the Jerusalem International Film Festival in 2011, where it won for best director of a documentary, and its North American premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won an editing award.

The film is Israel’s top-grossing documentary of the year and won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Sundance Selects is planning an Oct. 19 theatrical release for the film.

Pic centers on director Goldfinger’s grandmother passing away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with producer Kufus on behalf of the filmmakers.

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