Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Karim Ainouz's "Futuro Beach" (Praia do Futuro), which played at the Berlin Film Festival.
"Futuro Beach" follows lifeguard Donato who rescues a German tourist, Konrad, while patrolling the dangerous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil. As the two try and locate the body of Konrad's friend, they embark on a steamy romance. The lovers face problems when Donato decides to leave his home and family to join Konrad in Berlin.
"We're thrilled to work with Karim again," Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing said. "Not only is he a longtime friend of our company, but someone we've worked with previously with on 'Love for Sale' as well as his short films."
Strand Releasing will also be distributing upcoming films "Abuse of Weakness," "Lilting" and "Bicyling with Moliere." A U.S. release date for the film has yet to be announced.