Film Movement has acquired US rights to Ricardo Trogi’s French-Canadian comedy 1981.

The company will set a limited theatrical release and launch on VOD in the summer.

1981 is a coming-of-age tale about an 11-year-old at a new school who spins a wildly imaginative story about his family to impress his wealthy chums.

Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein and vice-president Meghan Wurtz brokered the deal with Anick Poirier of E1 Entertainment International.

1981 is a delightful portrayal of adolescence, told with as much heart as humour,” Gartenstein said. “This funny, nostalgic trip back to the 80s will especially charm anyone who lived – or suffered – through that decade.”