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Film Movement takes Watchtower

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Visit Film to Pelin Esmer’s Turkish drama and anticipates an autumn release.

Watchtower premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and went on to screen at Rotterdam earlier this year.

Esmer’s story charts the lives of a haunted fire warden and the lonely hostess at a nearby bus station with whom he strikes up a companionship. Olgun Simsek and Nilay Erdonmez star.

Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein brokered the deal with Ryan Kampe of Visit Film.

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