Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to the coming of age drama “North Sea Texas” ahead of its U.S. premiere at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Flemish-Belgian production, directed by Bavo Defurne, was recently awarded the youth prize at the Rome Cinema Festival.
Here’s the synopsis per Strand:
Pim lives with his ex-beauty queen, single mother in a small town on the Belgian coast. An introverted boy, Pim brightens up his days with drawing and dreaming up fantasy lives . He expresses his emerging desires through a secret collection of “borrowed” objects that he keeps in a shoebox. With teenage years comes sexual awareness and he now draws and dreams of Gino, the older boy next door, his motorcycling hero. But this first love seems likely to end in disappointment. Pim’s mother, Yvette, has dreams of her own. Tired of unwanted suitors and bored with small town life, she longs to leave everything behind and to see the world. Pim and Yvette’s dreams collide when handsome Zoltan arrives in town with the fun-fair and becomes their new lodger.
Strand plans for a late summer release.