U.S. rights to Argentine drama "The Window" by Carlos Sorin ("Historias Minimas") have been acquired by distributor Film Movement, the company announced Tuesday. Film Movement plans a May, 2009 theatrical roll out. Adley Gartenstein of FM negotiated the deal with Stefanie Zeitler of Bavaria.
"The Window" centers on 80 year-old Antonio who is awaiting a visit from his estranged son. He tries to make the visit perfect to overcome the gap that has grown between them. But before, Antonio must wait. Bedridden, he looks out his window overlooking thee endless Patagonian landscape and sees light and life, the past and the present, while sensing the future. He decides to secretly leave the house, unseen by his faithful caretakers, to take what might be a last walk in his fields, breathing the air, treading the earth, inhaling the scent of the land that had been his life.
"We are proud to add this beautifully lyrical film by acclaimed Argentine director Carlos Sorin to our catalog," commented Gartenstein in a statement. "Antonio Larreta's performance is moving, understated and masterful. And, as always, Sorin's keen eye focuses on the essence of life and its everyday mundane experiences, giving them the deeper and more detailed attention they deserve."
Launched in 2003, Film Movement is a full-service North American distributor of independent and foreign films, based in New York City.