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iW NEWS | Samuel Goldwyn Takes “Fugitive Pieces”

iW NEWS | Samuel Goldwyn Takes "Fugitive Pieces"

Writer/director Jeremy Podeswa‘s Toronto Fest ’07 opener “Fugitive Pieces” has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Tuesday. The film will have its U.S. premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2nd. Goldwyn VP of acquisitions Peter Goldwyn negotiated the deal John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers. Based on the international bestselling novel by Anne Michaels, “Fugitive Pieces” is described by Goldwyn as a poetic and emotionally charged film about “love, loss and redemption.” The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during World War II. As a child in Poland, Jakob is orphaned during wartime only to be saved by a compassionate Greek archeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Samuel Goldwyn plans a May release. [Brian Brooks]

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