Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature film One Week And A Day. The Hebrew-language movie just had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Critics’ Week sidebar, where it won a pair of awards. A theatrical release is planned. The plot of the pic from the Israeli-American writer-director Polonsky: The day following a week of mourning of their late son is the one on which Eyal and his wife, Vicky, are supposed to return to their daily routine. But just because the shiva has ended doesn’t mean it’s life as usual. Each coping in their own way, Eyal and Vicky both attempt to get back to their everyday and discover that there are still things in life worth living for. Saar Yogev and Naomi Levari produced and Jan Naszewski from New Europe Film Sales brokered the deal.
FilmRise has acquired exclusive worldwide distribution rights to The Sunshine Makers, a documentary about the untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s psychedelic revolution. The underground chemists manufactured industrial quantities of Orange Sunshine, the most famous acid ever made, as they tried to stay one step ahead of the feds. Cosmo Feilding Mellen, the son of LSD advocate and drug policy reformer Amanda Feilding, directed the pic, which made its world premiere at the 2015 DOC NYC festival. George Chignell and Nicole Stott of Passion Pictures produced, and Passion’s John Battsek and Persephone Pictures’ Omar Fayed are executive producers.
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