Berlin-based sales agent Picture Tree International (PTI) has picked up two Toronto titles – Mary Queen Of Scots and Metalhead – for international distribution.
Swiss director Thomas Imbach’s historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots, which had its world premiere in Competition at Locarno earlier this month, will have its North American premiere as a Special Presentation at Toronto on Sept 9.
Based on Stefan Zweig’s Maria Stuart and starring the young French actress Camille Rutherford as the Scottish queen, Mary Queen Of Scots will be released in Switzerland by Pathé Films on Nov 7, 2013.
- REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots
Icelandic film-maker Ragnar Bragason’s comic drama Metalhead about a teenage girl immersing herself in the world of heavy metal after experiencing a family tragedy will have its world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section on Sept 7.
PTI’s Toronto sales lineup will also include two ‘works in progress’: Jacques Ouaniche’s French-Israeli-Bulgarian co-production Victor “Young” Perez and AJ Annila’s Finnish-Canadian co-production Human.
Ouaniche’s film, which is based on the true story of the Jewish-Tunisian boxer Victor Perez who was transported to Auschwitz in 1943, is currently in post-production and will be released by Océan Films in France at the end of 2013.
The werewolf thriller Human, a co-production between Iron Sky’s Blind Spot Pictures and Canada’s Perfect Circle Productions, is set to begin filming in 2014.