Matteo Lovadina’s Reel Suspects has picked up international rights on Venice Orizzonti special jury prize winner Ruin.
Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody direct.
The Australian-made Ruin is set in modern-day Cambodia. It’s an impressionistic love story about young lovers on the run, trying to escape a life of crime and violence. The cast is led by Rous Mony and Sang Malen. It was made through Flood Projects Production and Hanuman Films.
Madman will release the film in Australia. North American rights are handled by LA based XYZ Films and United Talent Agency (UTA). Germany and Italy are reportedly in negotiations for the title.
Reel Suspects has also confirmed two more deals on another of its titles, Brendan Muldowney’s Love Eternal. The film, produced by Fastnet Films, Red Lion, Rinkel Film and T.O. Entertainment, has now gone to Sweden (Njuta Films) and Benelux (Just Film Distribution).
The film is a darkly comic melodrama about an alienated young man who finds purpose in his life by reaching out to suicidal young women. The cast is led by Robert de Hoog, Pollyanna McIntosh and Amanda Ryan.