The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to "The Last Time I Saw Macao," directed by João Pedro Rodrigues ("To Die Like a Man") and João Rui Guerra da Mata. Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild negotiated the deal with Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.
The film, an official selection of the 50th New York Film Festival, will receive a theatrical release in 2013, followed by a DVD/VOD rollout.
"'The Last Time I Saw Macao' is an evocative, entertaining and genre-bending work from two dynamic filmmakers," Krivoshey said of the Portuguese film, which explores the psychic pull of the titular former Portuguese colony.
João Pedro Rodrigues ("O Fantasma," "Odette") was born in Lisbon; "Macao" is João Rui Guerra da Mata's directorial debut.
The Cinema Guild's upcoming releases include Raul Ruiz's "Night Across The Street," Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s “Leviathan,” Jem Cohen’s “Museum Hours,” Cindy Kleine’s “Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner” and Matias Pineiro’s “Viola.”