US and Mumbai-based collaborative Dark Frames has acquired world rights to Indian director Kamal K.M.’s debut feature I.D.

Starring Geetanjali Thapa (Monsoon Shootout), the film follows a young woman who sets out on a quest to discover the identity of a labourer who collapsed in her apartment. Producers on the film include Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty. 

The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, played in competition at Abu Dhabi and has won awards including best film at the Deauville Asian Film Festival and a jury award for best actor (Thapa) at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

I.D. will also screen at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival in the New World View section.

I.D. has travelled in many countries in Europe and North America through 19 major festivals, bagging nine international awards so far. There are many queries on the distribution of the film from viewers in many countries,” said Kamal.

Dark Frames’ Deepa Bajaj will start selling the film at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The company’s slate also include Raj Amit Kumar’s crime drama Blemished Light, starring Victor Banerjee and Adil Hussain.

Founded as an artists’ collaborative, Dark Frames’ activities including sales, distribution and producers’ representation. The company focuses on independent cinema with strong socio-political elements from India and the US.