EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Iwashina’s Preferred Content has boarded US rights to Sarah McCarthy’s Toronto-bound documentary The Dark Matter of Love.

Annie Roney’s ro*co handles international sales.

The film documents the science behind parent-child love in the context of an American family adopting Russian orphans. The film has become especially topical due to Putin’s current ban on Russian children being adopted by US families.

Producers are Double Bounce in association with Front Row Partners and Met Film and in co-production with VPRO and The Wellcome Trust. Grace Hughes-Hallett produces alongside writer/director McCarthy.

Iwashina said: “Sarah’s prescience in subject matter could not make for a more relevant documentary given all of the Human Rights controversies currently surrounding Russia.”

The Dark Matter of Love has its North American premiere in Toronto on Sept 7. The director previously came to TIFF with 2010’s The Sound of Mumbai.

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