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October 14, 2008 1:42 AM
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iW NEWS | Regent Gets "Sparrows"

Regent Releasing has announced its deal for U.S. rights to Majid Majidi's "The Song of Sparrows," the Iranian submission for the best foreign language Oscar. The film is set for a theatrical release next spring. Regent's Mark Reinhart brokered the deal with Fortissimo's Winnie Lau. Set in today's Tehran among the underprivileged, the film is described as exploring, "how a world of material goods and technology can corrupt man - making him lose spiritual purity and all-important connections to family, friends and nature." Anthony Kaufman recently took a closer look at this year's foreign language film Oscar race for indieWIRE. [Eugene Hernandez]

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