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Oscilloscope Acquires Juliette Binoche Drama ‘L’Attesa’

Oscilloscope Acquires Juliette Binoche Drama 'L'Attesa'

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Oscilloscope Laboratories have acquired U.S. distribution rights to “L’Attesa.” The new acquisition marks the continued success for debut film director Piero Messina, whose film garnered much attention at both Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. Oscar winner Juliette Binoche stars in the film, which centers on the kinetic and dangerous dynamic between two women who come from very different worlds.

“I am pleased and proud that ‘L’Attesa,’ my first movie, is going to be shown in U.S. theaters thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, a distributor which has always been attentive and sensitive to art house cinema,” Piero Messina said of this morning’s announcement. “For a first-time European director this represents an extraordinary opportunity.”

“It’s very clear from the moment “L’Attesa” begins that this is the work of an exceptionally talented and exceptionally disciplined filmmaker,” added Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger. “That, coupled with a revelatory performance from Juliette Binoche, make the film one of the most compelling theatrical experiences I’ve had in some time.”

Producers Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Fabio Conversi and Jérôme Seydoux helped negotiate the deal with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The company is planning a theatrical release in Spring 2016.

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