Mongrel International has taken international sales rights to Ira Sachs’ Sundance premiere “Little Men.” Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia and newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbierim, the film will also be screening at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Marking Sachs’ sixth feature film to date, and third with writing partner Mauricio Zacharias, “Little Men” tells the story of 13-year-old Jake and his tumultuous move away from his familiar Manhattan home to the new and unknown Brooklyn. Here, he grows to understand what freedom is and gains a fledging friendship that is threatened after his parents hike up the leasing rent of his friend’s mother’s salon.
“I am joyful to be reunited with Ira as I sold his very first film (on 16mm!) ‘The Delta,’ and later I worked on sales for ‘Forty Shades of Blue,'” said Mongrel International President Charlotte Mickie in a statement. “He is a quintessentially humanist filmmaker who demonstrates enormous empathy for his subjects as well as great social consciousness.”
“Little Men” hits Sundance on January 25 at the Eccles Theatre.