Toronto-based CapriReleasing has picked up all Canadian rights on several titles, including GoldenBear winner U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha,from South Africa, John Hillcoat's Australia-UK coproduction The Proposition, starring Ray Winston and Guy Pearce, GabrieleSalvatores' Italian box office hit Quo Vadis Baby', and Sundance title Pretty Persuasion, starring Evan Rachel Wood.
Capri also picked up AaronWoodley's US indie title Rhinoceros Eyes, winner of the 2003 Discovery Award at Toronto, and Canadian title The Dark Hours, the Paul Fox-directed feature starring KateGreenhouse which won Best Film and Best Actress prizes at the Pusan FantasticFilm Festival, the Audience Award at Edinburgh's Dead By Dawn InternationalHorror Film Festival, and the Best Actress Award at the Fantasia Film Festivalin Montreal.
Directed by MarkDornford-May, U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha is a present-day interpretation of the Bizet opera performed in Xhosa.
Written by musician NickCave, The Proposition is ananti-Western set in Australian outback which also features Emily Watson, JohnHurt, David Wenham and Danny Huston. International sales were handled by TheWorks, which also sold Capri Canadian rights on Roberto Faenza's Italian title ComeInto The Light (Alla Luce DelSole).
Quo Vadis Baby' is a noir detective thriller about a hard-drinkingPI investigating the suicide of her younger sister.
Pretty Persuasion features Evan Rachel Wood as an aspiring actress ata private school who decides to concoct a sex harassment suit against ateacher. The title was handled by now defunct UK sales company RenaissanceFilms.
Capri, the distribution armof Gabriella Martinelli's Capri Films, also holds Canadian rights on TerryGilliam's Tideland, whichMartinelli co-produced with Jeremy Thomas' Recorded Picture Company.