Dubai-based Entrance Row Filmed Leisure has acquired all Center East and North Africa rights to Oman-set drama “The Falconer,” co-directed by Adam Sjöberg and starring Seanne Winslow. The film has been billed as the primary worldwide characteristic movie shot totally within the sultanate.
“Falconer” is a story of two youngsters from totally different worlds, one an area villager named Tariq, the opposite a white Westerner named Cai, who’re greatest buddies. Collectively, they steal and promote zoo animals to lift cash for the native boy’s sister to pay for a divorce from an abusive marriage.
Pic is produced by the administrators and David Jacobson (“The Butler”) who bought the movie on to Entrance Row. Shot in each English and Arabic and starring newcomers Rami Zahar, Rupert Fennessy, and Noor Al Huda, “Falconer” had its world premiere on the Heartland Worldwide Movie competition in Indianapolis, the place it gained the “Greatest Premiere” award.
The movie went to display screen at greater than twenty different U.S. and worldwide festivals, the place it has scored a slew of prizes. The movie was launched theatrically stateside by way of Gravitas Ventures in October 2022 and at present has a 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
“’The Falconer’ is a magical coming-of-age story that manages to be visually beautiful whereas tackling critical points about wildlife smuggling,” mentioned Entrance Row CEO Gianluca Chakra in a press release. “We’re very excited to be working with Adam, Seanne and David and might’t await it to be launched within the MENA area,” he added. Entrance Row is planning a primary quarter 2023 outing for the pic.
“After an unbelievable U.S. competition run, we’re thrilled to convey ‘The Falconer’ dwelling to MENA with the perfect companions in Gianluca and Entrance Row Leisure,” mentioned Jacobson.
“We’re deeply impressed by their dedication to revolutionary storytelling and might’t wait to share this movie with nations all through the area ,” the manager continued.