Film receives its world premiere in the CWC section of Toronto.

Beta Cinema has picked up distribution rights to Andrzej Jakimowski’s Imagine, ahead of its world premiere in Toronto next month.

Jakimowski’s English-language debut feature - which he also wrote - stars Edward Hogg as a spatial orientation instructor at a Lisbon school for the blind who is drawn to a shy and introverted patient, played by Alexandra Maria Lara. (The film was formerly known as Blind Watching).

Imagine was produced by Zjednoczenie Artystow i Rzemieslnikow Sp. z o.o., KMBO Production and Filmes do Tejo in co-production with Film and Music Entertainment, Canal + Cyfrowy and WFDiF.

Beta Cinema is also presenting Toke C. Hebbeln’s Shores Of Hope for the first time internationally in Toronto, ahead of its German theatrical release in September through Wild Bunch, as well as Alex Schmidt’s mystery thriller Forgotten (which also screens in competition at Venice) and Imanol Uribe’s drama Orange Honey, which won best direction and best script at the Malaga Film Festival.