The Spanish-Argentine comedy and multiple Goya winner is set for US theatrical release through New York independent FilmRise.
New York-based distributor FilmRise has acquired US distribution rights to Spanish-Argentine comedy drama Truman, winner of five major prizes, including best film, at this year’s Goya awards.
FilmRise plans a release in select US theatres in winter 2017.
Directed by Cesc Gay and written by Gay and Tomàs Aragay, Truman stars Ricardo Davín and Javier Cámara as two old friends who, when one falls terminally ill, must find a home for beloved dog Truman.
The film had its debut at last year’s Toronto festival and also screened at the San Sebastian and London festivals. It opened last September in Argentina and last October in Spain. As well as the best film prize, it won Goyas from the Spanish film academy in the directing, original screenplay, lead actor and supporting actor categories.
FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher described Truman as “a beautiful exploration into the universal themes of friendship and mortality, and we are confident the film will resonate with American audiences when it hits theatres next year.”
Gay added: “After the incredible reception we received in my home country of Spain, I am beyond thrilled that FilmRise will be releasing Truman in American theatres for a whole new audience to discover.”
The deal was negotiated by Fisher and FilmRise acquisition VP Max Einhorn with Iván Díaz of Filmax International
FilmRise, founded by producer-financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein, is active in film and TV distribution. Recent acquisitions have included Lolo, Elstree 1976 and White Girl.