London-based sales outfit Film Republic has bolstered its European Film Market (EFM) slate with the acquisition of Olga Baillif’s Around Luisa.
Produced by Swiss outfit Alina Film, the drama follows a 40-year-old singer, Luisa, and her companion Julien, who have had a band together for many years. One day, Luisa’s estranged father comes to see her in concert, an encounter that forces her to look differently at the life she leads.
The feature had its premiere at the Mostra Internacional de Cinema film festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil in October 2017.
Director Baillif’s shorts include the 2002 European Film Award-nominated Wedding Night (Nuit De Noces).
Film Republic’s EFM slate also includes Tonia Mishiali’s drama Pause, Drew Lint’s thriller M/M, and Peter Bebjak’s crime thriller The Lines.