Kino International has acquired US rights to Russian documentarian Sergei Loznitsa’s fictional feature debut MyJoy.

The film premiered in Cannes and went on to screen in Telluride and Toronto ahead of next week’s [30] New York premiere at the New York Film Festival.

My Joy takes place in contemporary provincial Russia with several flashbacks to the second world war and centres on a young trucker Georgy who encounters a cast of lost souls on his travels, including an elderly hitchhiker, a young prostitute and corrupt soldiers. Viktor Nemets stars.

Donald Krim of Kino International brokered the deal with Winnie Lau of Fortissimo.

Kino International is the theatrical releasing arm of Kino Lorber, which specialises in foreign films, classics and documentary features.