EXCLUSIVE: Gotham-based distributor Dekanalog has secured the rights to a trio of titles outside the festival circuit and is preparing theatrical releases for this year.
The photos are: Abdelhamid Bouchnak Dachra; Paul Negoescu Two lottery tickets, and Mariam Ghani’s What we left unfinished.
Dachra won the coveted “Scariest Movie” award at the Overlook Film Festival. It’s based on a true story and follows a group of college students who find themselves trapped in a remote village as they attempt to solve a 25-year-old murder case.
Two lottery tickets sees a trio of disbelievers embark on a mad quest to recover a winning lottery ticket after losing it in an assault. The film was screened in Zurich and was a box office success in its native Romania.
What we left unfinished is a documentary telling the real-life story of five unfinished films from the Afghan Communist period, 1978-1991, and of a tight-knit group of Afghan filmmakers who loved cinema enough to risk their lives for it.
Dekanalog was founded earlier this year with the aim of acquiring new titles in the virtual and conventional festival markets – with an emphasis on presenting international titles to American audiences – as well as releasing restored classics. of the whole world.