Manuel Martin Cuenca’s dark romance [pictured] to open theatrically in US and Canada in Q3 2014, followed by VOD and DVD release.

North American film distributor Film Movement has picked up Cannibal (Caníbal).

Manuel Martin Cuenca’s dark romance centres on a tailor and secret cannibal (played by Antonio de la Torre) who unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with his latest prospective victim. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated on the first day of the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires by Film Movement’s VP of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget and Vicente Casales, managing director at Film Factory.

Conget commented: “Manuel Martin Cuenca has established himself as one of Spain’s most artistically astute filmmakers, his works consistently evolving in skill and style. In Cannibal, we see a surprisingly thoughtful approach to an otherwise gruesome premise, one we’re confident audiences will be as gripped by as we were.

“It is a pleasure to work with Film Factory again, in our first all rights deal with them, and it’s an excellent way for us to start off this years’s Ventana Sur, a film market that is significantly growing in quality and importance with every passing year.”

Cannibal will open theatrically in the US and Canada in Q3 2014, followed by a VOD and DVD release.