Dutch art house distributor Periscoop Film has taken Benelux rights to four high-profile new feature documentaries, all of which are screening at IDFA this week.
They are: For Sama, from Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts; Rubika Shah’s debut feature White Riot which won the Grierson Award for best documentary earlier this year; Alex Gibney’s Citizen K, about the rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky; and Daniel Roher’s music documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson And The Band which opened this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
For Sama will be released in cinemas in the Netherlands on 23 January 2020, and White Riot will release September 2020. Once Were Brothers and Citizen K are also both slated for a 2020 release.
Periscoop is a joint venture between award-winning studio Submarine and feature film producer Fu Works. It has had notable recent successes over the last year with its theatrical releases of such films as Free Solo and Climax. It will also be releasing Giuseppe Tornatore’s new feature documentary on the legendary composer Ennio Morricone (which San Fu helped to produce).