‘The Falconer’, shot in Oman, ready for release in the Middle East via Front Row

‘The Falconer’, shot in Oman, ready for release in the Middle East via Front Row

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Dubai-based Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired all Middle East and North African rights to the Oman-set drama “The Falconer,” co-directed by Adam Sjöberg and Seanne Winslow and billed as the first international feature film to be entirely the sultanate is included.

“Falconer” is a story about two teenagers from different worlds, one a local villager named Tariq, the other a white Westerner named Cai, who are best friends and steal and sell zoo animals to raise money for the local boy’s sister for a divorce from an abusive marriage. Pic was produced by the directors and David Jacobson (“The Butler”) who sold the film directly to Front Row.

Shot in both English and Arabic and starring newcomers Rami Zahar, Rupert Fennessy and Noor Al Huda, “Falconer” had its world premiere at the Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis, where it won the “Best Premiere” award. Screenings at more than twenty other US and international festivals followed, where it has scored a slew of awards. The film was released theatrically in October 2022 through Gravitas Ventures and currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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“‘The Falconer’ is a magical coming-of-age story that manages to be visually stunning while also addressing serious wildlife trafficking issues,” Front Row CEO Gianluca Chakra said in a statement. declaration. “We are very excited to be working with Adam, Seanne and David and can’t wait for it to be released in the MENA region,” he added. Front Row is planning a Q1 2023 outing for the photo.

Jacobson said, “Following an incredible US festival run, we are thrilled to bring ‘The Falconer’ to MENA with the ideal partners in Gianluca and Front Row Entertainment.”

“We are deeply inspired by their dedication to innovative storytelling and can’t wait to share this film with countries across the region.”

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