Cinema Guild has taken all US rights to Pedro Costa’s New York Film Festival selection. Separately RADiUS has picked up US rights to Heaven Knows What.

Horse Money (pictured) premiered in Locarno where it won the best director prize after screening in Toronto.

Costa’s story follows the lives of Cape Verdean immigrants in a grim Lisbon neighbourhood haunted by a dark past.

Ryan Krivoshey of Cinema Guild brokered the deal with Costa on behalf of Sociedade Optica Tecnica OPTEC Lda.

Horse Money will open theatrically in 2015.

  • RADiUS has acquired US rights to Heaven Knows What ahead of its screening at the New York Film Festival on October 2. Josh and Benny Safdie’s film received its world premiere in Venice and follows a heroin addict in love in the streets on New York. Arielle Holmes stars and the film is based on her upcoming memoir. Caleb Landry-Jones also stars. RADiUS negotiated the deal with ICMN Partners for the Iconoclast Films and Elara Pictures co-production and plans a second quarter 2015 release.