The latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Peter Greenaway (“The Pillow Book”) has found a home.
“Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” a lush, romantic foray into 1930s Mexico, has been picked up from Films Boutique for U.S. distribution by Strand Releasing. The film, which premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, focuses on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and examines his 1931 trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. He departs to shoot the film “Que Viva Mexico,” but upon arrival he meets, and subsequently falls for, his guide Palomino Canedo.
“We are very happy to collaborate with Strand Releasing on the distribution of Eisenstein in Guanajuato. Strand Releasing is the perfect company to bring this strong, innovative and provocative film to the audience in the US and to allow younger people to discover the work of Peter Greenaway as well,” said Jean-Cristophe Simon of Films Boutique.
“We’re delighted to have this amazing film by Mr. Greenaway, he’s a filmmaker that we’ve long admired and a filmmaker that fits our library,” said Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing.
Strand is planning for a late 2015 to early 2016 release.