Ryan Kampe’s US-based Visit Films is in Toronto with worldwide rights to festival selections Good Favour and Messi And Maud.
Rebecca Daly’s Contemporary World Cinema entry Good Favour follows inhabitants of a troubled central European Christian community who welcome into their midst a teenager who appears to possess magical powers.
The film marks Daly’s follow-up to her Sundance 2016 selection Mammal and Toronto 2011 selection The Other Side Of Sleep.
Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann, Clara Rugaard, Alexandre Willaume, Victoria Mayer, and Helena Coppejans star. Daly and Glenn Montgomery wrote the script and John Keville, Conor Barry, Benoit Roland, Monica Hellstrom, Signe Byrge Sorensen and Marleen Slot produced.
The Irish Film Board financed Good Favour with the support of Wallonia le Centre du Cinéma et de L’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Danish Film Institute, and Netherlands Film Fund with support by FilmFyn.
Visit also represents the world excluding Benelux and German-Speaking Europe on Marleen Jonkman’s Discovery selection Messi And Maud. The story centres on a Dutch tourist in Chile who abandons her husband after a fight and embarks on a road trip with a local boy.
Rifka Lodeizen stars with Cristobal Farias and Guido Pollemans. Danielle Guirguis produced and Daan Gielis wrote the screenplay.