exclusive: Greenwich Entertainment Has acquired distribution rights for New Zealand plays in the United States juniperstarring an oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 years).
The film, directed by first-time feature director Matthew J. Saville, opens this week in Palm Springs and has already screened at festivals in Tallinn, Edinburgh, Munich and Brisbane.
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Rampling stars as Ruth, a secular ex-war correspondent now weary of retirement with a drinking problem and a newly broken leg. Her semi-estranged adult son Robert (Marton Csokas, final duel ) – still harboring the emotional scars of a long-absent childhood – arranges for her to recover at her home in New Zealand and care for her teenage grandson, Sam (George Ferrier), whom she has never met. Unruly, recently expelled from boarding school, Sam is grieving the recent death of his mother and reacting defiantly to this domineering woman he doesn’t know.
The film will be released in the US on February 24 via Greenwichday and home platforms April 4day. Above is the first US trailer for the film.
Greenwich’s Edward Arentz negotiated the acquisition with Thierry Wase-Bailey of London-based sales company Celsius Entertainment.
Pic is produced by Desray Armstrong and Angela Littlejohn in association with the New Zealand Film Commission and Celsius Entertainment. The executive producers are Andrew Mackie, Richard Payton, Mark Chamberlain, Thierry Wase-Bailey and Henriette Wollmann.
“Miss. Rampling delivers another indelibly understated but fiery performance as a woman still fanatical about life as she comes to terms with the impact and insight of her death in a book about family dysfunction and intergenerational reconciliation. power story,” said Edward Ahrendts, co-president of Greenwich.
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