Icarus Films has acquired all North American distribution rights to the world documentary competition entry “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” at the Sundance Film Festival. The film had its premiere Friday, Jan. 18.
Directed by Tinatin Gurchiani, “Machine” springs from a casting call for a movie about former Soviet Georgia that widens as Gurchiani decides to follow a cross-section of the applicants to paint a picture of life there today.
“After such a hectic year in 2012, it’s wonderful to begin 2013 with a lovely, unexpected film from a new talent, and from a land we know too little about,” said Icarus Films president Jonathan Miller, who negotiated the deal with Deckert Distribution exec Heino Deckert. “I think people will fall in love with the film the way we did. It may be winter, but it didn’t feel that way watching Tinatin’s film. We can’t wait to bring it to American audiences.”