Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Good Favour, a drama directed by Rebecca Daly that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The company is eyeing a theatrical release in the first quarter of 2018. Written by Daly and Glenn Montgomery, the film follows a remote Christian community experiencing a crisis of faith that finds new hope in the arrival of a mysterious young man. It stars Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann, Clara Rugaard, Alexandre Willaume, Victoria Mayer, and Helena Coppejans. Producers are John Keville, Conor Barry, Benoit Roland, Monica Hellstrom, Signe Byrge Sorensen and Marleen Slot.
Gravitas Ventures has secured the U.S. rights to Marleen Jonkman’s TIFF title Messi and Maud. It centers on Maud (Rifka Lodeizen), who abandons her husband (Guido Pollemans) while on vacation in Chile to travel alone. She befriends Messi (Cristóbal Farias), a local boy who fills a void in her heart, and the pair embark on a road trip to reinvent themselves. Gravitas is also planning a 2018 releasefor the film written by Daan Gielis and produced by Danielle Guirguis.
The deals Good Favour and Messi and Maud were negotiated by Ryan Kampe and Lydia Rodman of Visit Films with Rich Wolff on behalf of Breaking Glass and Josh Spector on behalf of Gravitas, respectively.