Film Movement has acquired all North American rights to first-time American film-maker Lee Isaac Chung's Rwandan genocide tale Munyurangabo.
The feature was shot entirely in the native Kinyarwanda dialect using
a non-professional cast and crew that included genocide orphans.
Munyurangabo premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2007 and
will open in May. The story centres on two boys from the rival Hutu
and Tutsi tribes who strike up a strong friendship.
Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein, who brokered the deal with
vice-president of acquisitions Rebeca Conget, and UMedia's Frederic
Corvez, said: 'This is an incredibly special film, in many ways, that
we believe will soon become a world cinema classic.'