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Errol Morris’ Rumsfeld doc sells at Venice

EXCLUSIVE: I Wonder Pictures takes Italian rights to Erros Morris documentary.

HanWay Select has sold Italian rights for Errol Morris’ documentary The Unknown Known ahead of the film’s competition screening today [Sept 4].

Fledgling outfit I Wonder Pictures has nabbed all rights to the portrait of controversial politician Rumsfeld whose career spanned more than 50 years, covering four administrations from Richard Nixon to George W Bush.

The deal was negotiated by HanWay Select’s director of sales and distribution Fabien Westerhoff and Andrea Romeo, general manager of I Wonder.

The new Italian outfit plans a June 2014 release. Recent acquisitions for the doc specialist include Searching for Sugar Man, The Gatekeepers, The Act of Killing and For No Good Reason.

HanWay Select, the London-based specialty division of HanWay Films, handles docs, classics and new directors.

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