Artificial Eye nabs ‘Zaytoun’ in U.K.

Film screens at AFM on Saturday and Monday

LONDON

Artificial Eye has acquired U.K. distrib rights to Eran Riklis’ “Zaytoun,” which screens at AFM on Saturday and Monday.

The U.K. distrib has set the drama for a Dec. 26 release.

Produced by Bedlam Prods. and Far Films, the film, scripted by first-time Palestinian scribe Nader Rizq, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter-pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. Stephen Dorff stars.

The film is the first to take advantage of the newly ratified co-prod treaty between the U.K. and Israel. Gareth Unwin and Fred Ritzenberg are producers.

“Zaytoun” received its world preem at the Toronto Film Fest in September, and recently played in the U.K. at the BFI London Film Fest. It was runner-up for Toronto’s audience award. The film sees its U.S. preem at the AFI Film Fest on Nov. 7.

Pathe handles international sales for the film and will distrib in France. Senator/Telepool has rights for Germany and Austria, CCC in Japan, Kinoswiat in Poland and United King in Israel.

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