Venice Winner ‘Neon Bull’ Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Gabriel Mascaro’s “Neon Bull,” the winner of the Horizons (Orizzonti) Special Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The Brazilian rodeo drama is also screening at the Toronto Film Festival in the inaugural Platform section.

Neon Bull,” directed by Gabriel Mascaro (“August Winds”) from his own script, is set in northeast Brazil, where rodeos are known as “vaquejadas” — in which two men on horseback have to bring down a bull by its tail. The film’s main character, played by Juliano Cazarre, is a rodeo star who has his dreams set on fashion design.

Variety‘s Peter Debruge wrote in his review that the film features “frank sexuality and unforgettable imagery.”

The deal was negotiated between Memento Films International’s Tanja Meissner and Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. Kino Lorber is planning to release the film in the first half of 2016, following additional festival screenings in North America. A VOD and home media release is set for the end of 2016.

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