Source: Toronto International Film Festival

‘Arab Blues’

Roy Mann’s Toronto-based boutique distributor Films We Like (FWL) has taken Canadian rights to Manele Labidi’s debut film Arab Blues from mk2 films.

It is screening in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema strand after premiering last week in Venice in the independent sidebar Giornate degli Autori, previously known as Venice Days.

The comedy stars Golshifteh Farahani as a French-trained psychoanalyst attempting to build a practice in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

FWL has also recently acquired Karim Aïnouz’s Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Invisible Life OEurídice Gusmão, which is Brazil’s Oscar entry this year, and documentary Varda By Agnes.