The Toronto-based distributor has negotiated a deal for worldwide rights with Slovenian-based producer Arsmedia for the $4m sweeping epic.

Gypsy king and former smuggler Lutvija Belmondo Mirgaas narrates the story of how he established his own village called Shanghai and faced a quandary around the time of the fall of Yugoslavia.

Marko Naberšnik wrote and directed Shanghai Gypsy, which stars Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram, Senad Bašič and Bojan Emeršič. 

Shanghai Gypsy is an extraordinary film with a sweeping and dramatic story that spans four generations,” said Breakthrough Entertainment vp of movies Marina Cordoni. “We are pleased to add this powerful film to our expanding portfolio of quality movie entertainment.”