Film Movement has snapped up North American rights to Kôji Fukada’s TIFF selection A Girl Missing ahead of its North American premiere tomorrow (9).
The acquisition bulks up the distributor’s slate of TIFF titles that includes Dian Yi’nan’s Chinese gangland noir The Wild Goose Lake, Bertrand Bonello’s horror-fantasy Zombi Child, and Hlynur Palmason’s A White, White Day.
Mariko Tsutsui plays a home-care nurse to an elderly matriarch whose relationship with the family is threatened when her nephew is arrested for the kidnapping of one of the family’s daughters.
The cast includes Mikako Ichikawa, Sosuke Ikematsu, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, and Hisako Okata.
Film Movement president Michael Rosenberg brokered the deal with MK2’s head of international sales Fionnuala Jamison. The distributor released Fukada’s 2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner Harmonium, and 2010 comedy Hospitalité.