The Twentieth Century lands international sales rep

Belgium-based Best Friend Forever has picked up global sales rights to Matthew Rankin's feature debut ahead of its world premiere at TIFF's Midnight Madness.

Belgium-based sales outfit Best Friend Forever (BFF) has picked up the worldwide sales rights, excluding Canada and the U.S., to The Twentieth Century.

The film marks the directorial debut for Matthew Rankin and will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Midnight Madness program.

The Twentieth Century is produced by by Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette and Ménaïc Raoul of Montreal’s Voyelles Films. It is a fictional telling of Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s youth, set in 1899.

This is the second international sale for the gonzo comedy. Brooklyn-based distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up the U.S. rights to the film and Montreal-based distributor Maison 4:3 holds the Canadian distribution rights. BFF is a subsidiary of Paris-based sales agent Indie Sales.

Rankin previously garnered international attention for his short film, The Tesla World Light, which competed at Cannes in 2017.

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