Miramax opens Italo ‘Door’

Studio takes a shine to 'Golden'

NEW YORK — Miramax has acquired Emanuel Crialese’s “Nuovomondo” (The Golden Door), Italy’s foreign-language Oscar submission, in the unit’s first foreign-language buy this year.

Disney unit bought U.S. and Australian rights to the story of Sicilians seeking to emigrate to the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. Charlotte Gainsbourg stars.

Gallic shingle Memento produced along with Italian production company Titti Film and RAI Cinema.

No release date has been set.

Pic opened in Italy in September and played the fest circuit, including Venice and Toronto, winning the former’s Silver Lion Award.

A number of foreign-language Oscar candidates have already been snapped up for U.S. distribution, including Dutch submission “Black Book” and German entry “The Lives of Others,” both bought by Sony Pictures Classics.

Miramax’s “Tsotsi” won the foreign-language Oscar for 2005. Pic was Daniel Battsek’s first buy as head of the rejigged Miramax.

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