Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira inks U.S. deal

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up the Canadian director's third feature for a 2015 theatrical release.

Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira has sold into the U.S. market.

Oscilloscope Laboratories acquired the stateside rights to the Quebec film after a world bow at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The U.S. distributor will release the romantic drama theatrically in 2015 after Giroux’s third feature next screens in competition in San Sebastian.

Felix and Meira portrays an unconventional romance between Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother, and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a young loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father.

Both meet unexpectedly  in a local Montreal bakery and their innocent friendship turns into a journey of self-discovery for both people.

Felix and Meira is produced by Sylvain Corbeil and Nancy Grant from Metafilms inc.

Eric Schnedecker of Urban Distribution International negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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