Drafthouse Films has struck a Canadian distribution deal with boutique operation Films We Like and will kick off with Mads Brugger’s The Ambassador.
The documentary (pictured) will receive a multi-platform theatrical, home video and digital release in autumn and centres on Brugger’s bid to expose the blood diamond trail in the Central African Republic by posing as a European diplomat.
The deal also covers Quentin Dupieux’s surreal comedy Wrong, which like The Ambassador screened at Sundance earlier this year and centres on a man’s frantic search for his dog.
Michael R Roskam’s Oscar nominated Belgian crime drama Bullhead rounds out the initial roster. Films We Like president Ron Mann negotiated the deal with Drafthouse Films COO James Emanuel Shapiro.
“We were initially drawn to the name of Ron Mann’s integral operation which is also his mission statement,” Shapiro said, “and we share the same mantra at Drafthouse Films by only distributing the films we truly love and believe in. Films We Like is a perfect DNA match for our brand and we are thrilled to have our films represented in Canada.”
“I am thrilled to present Drafthouse’s hand-picked genre movies in Canada”, Mann said. “I have been a long-time fan of the Drafthouse brand which revolutionsed movie going at the Alamo Drafthouse and mind-bended audiences at the annual Fantastic Fest”.