eOne has picked up US distribution rights to Canada’s foreign-language Oscar submission Gabrielle and plans to release this winter.

Gabrielle marks the second feature by Louise Archambault and stars Gabrielle Marion-Rivard in the lead as a fiercely independent young woman with the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome.

micro_scope produced and funding came from Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Radio-Canada, Cogeco, Super Ecran and ARTV as well as provincial and federal tax credits. 

eOne / Les Films Séville subsidiary Les Films Christal holds Canadian rights and eOne Films International handles worldwide sales.