EXCLUSIVE: Menemsha Films has taken US rights to Alvaro Brechner’s second feature - Uruguay’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Mr Kaplan, which played at the Busan and London Film Festivals last month, is a dramatic comedy about an elderly Jewish man who believes he has discovered a Nazi war criminal living on the coast of Uruguay.
Menemsha founder and president Neil Friedman brokered the deal with Memento head of international sales and acquisitions Tanja Meissner.
The film is set to be released theatrically in the US in February 2015.
Further deals have been concluded in the UK (Axiom) Spain (Avalon), Germany (Neue Visonen), Switzerland (Trigon) and Australia (Palace) as well as Greece (Feelgood), Israel (Lev), Brazil (Providence).
The film was released in Uruguay in August and is the country’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.