First-look trailer: Heretic Outreach acquires TIFF world premiere ‘Africa’ (exclusive)

Screen | 8/19/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Heretic Outreach has picked up worldwide sales rights to Africa, Oren Gerner’s feature debut that will receive its world premiere in Toronto in the Discovery section next month.

Africa tells the story of 68-year-old Meir, who, struggling with life after retirement, goes out on a personal journey to reconstruct his shaken sense of meaning and vitality. The film will get its European premiere in San Sebastian in New Directors.

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Gerner cast his parents Meir Gerner and Maya Gerner in the lead roles, and stars alongside them. The cast includes Gilad Earel, Alon Earel, Haim Neiberg, Tom Kroszynski, and Shai Nemet. Itay Akirav served as producer.

“Africa spoke to our hearts from the very first moment for its direct and refreshing approach,” said Heretic Outreach’s head of sales and acquisitions Ioanna Stais. “Oren does an amazing job introducing his characters, creating an intimate and life-affirming tale that I am confident will communicate with viewers worldwide. We can’t wait for Africa to begin its route to festivals,...
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