Film Movement has acquired North American rights for New York-based Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri’s third feature Miracle following its world premiere in Venice Horizons in September.

Paris-based Memento International, which boarded world sales on the film on the eve of its Venice debut, has also sold the film to France (Arizona Distribution), Greece (Weirdwave) and Portugal (Films4You).

As well as posting first deals, the company has also unveiled the first international trailer (watch above). Divided into two chapters, the film revolves around the case of a young nun who sneaks out of her isolated convent to attend to an urgent matter but never returns. The second part follows the investigation into her fate.

The feature was well-received by critics in Venice with Screen International describing the thriller as a “white-knuckle morality tale” that “divides neatly between incident and investigation”. Miracle is the second work in a planned trilogy.