Toronto was where Oscilloscope Laboratories bought the North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights,” and Toronto is where another movie has been picked up.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, writer-director Michael Winterbottom’s film “Trishna,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has had its North American rights picked up by Sundance Selects.
The film, based on the Thomas Hardy novel “Tess of the D’Ubervilles,” stars Freida Pinto as an Indian woman who falls in love with a British businessman after she works for his father’s hotel business. Trishna’s life takes a turn for the worse as she battles between her traditions and her goals.
Sundance Selects president Jonathan Sehring said the film shows Pinto’s incredible acting skill. “‘Trishna’ is Michael Winterbottom’s most beautiful and sensual film and features a truly sublime performance by Freida Pinto,” he said.
The Hollywood Reporter’s review is mostly positive, which you can read about here.
This is one in a string of Winterbottom films released by Sundance Selects; other Winterbottom films released by Sundance Selects are “The Shock Doctrine,” “The Trip” and “The Killer Inside Me.”
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