Trogi film headed to U.S.

Subtitled version of 1981 picked up by Film Movement

Director Ricardo Trogi’s tale of growing up the son of an Italian immigrant in Quebec City, 1981, will be released in the United States.

The subtitled version of 1981 will be distributed in the U.S. by Film Movement, which markets art-house flicks from around the world.

Although the film, which has screened at festivals in Montreal, Santa Barbara and Rome, will receive a limited release, producer Nicole Robert said in a statement she is very pleased: ”They loved the film. It is quite a big deal for a subtitled version of a Quebec film to be released in the U.S.”

1981 picked up two Jutras last month for best supporting actress (Sandrine Bisson) and best hairdressing for Linda Gordon. Trogi, who also directed the acclaimed road movie Québec-Montréal, is currently working on the script for a film entitled 1987, a follow-up to 1981 about his late adolescence.