Tartan Films has picked up all rights in the UK and Ireland toNathaniel Kahn's Oscar-nominated documentary My Architect from The Film Sales Company.
Andrew Herwitz negotiated on behalf of Kahn and producer SusanRose Behr with Jane Giles, head of acquisitions, on behalf of Tartan, andwith Keith Calvert on behalf of the BBC. The Film Sales Company will representthe picture for international rights at AFM.
My Architect opened in New York late last year and has grossed more than $1mand garnered numerous plaudits, recently winning the 2004 Directors Guild ofAmerica award for outstanding directorial achievement in a documentary.
It follows Kahn's attempts to assess the personal and professionallegacy of his oft-absent father and celebrated architect Louis Kahn.
"My Architect is a superb film that resonates with people from all walks oflife," Tartan chairman Hamish McAlpine said in a statement. "It packs anemotional punch which is sadly lacking in cinema today, whether fiction or nonfiction. Tartan Films is very proud to have been chosen by Nathaniel to be thedistributor of his film."
"Hamish clearly demonstrated his passion for the film," Kahnadded. "This combined with Tartan's great reputation for bringing powerful,independent films to broad audiences makes us confident that he is the rightdistributor for the film in the UK."
Tartan plans anautumn release and the BBC plans to broadcast the film on BBC 2 and BBC4 on the Storyville strand following itstheatrical release.