Shout! Factory, a multi-platform entertainment company, and Cinevox, an international distribution company, have entered a picture deal to distribute BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO) in both U.S and Canada. Produced and directed by René Sampaio, this much-anticipated crime action-drama premiered with critical praise at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the Miami International Film Festival on March 8. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Andre Gaines, Cinevox executive.
In this deal, Shout! Factory secured extensive rights to BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO), including select theatrical, exclusive digital and broadcast distribution and home entertainment for cross-platform releases in the U.S and Canada. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the film on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media later this year. While Shout! Factory secured select theatrical rights to the film, Cinevox is currently exploring opportunities to present this film in select theaters.
“We look forward to bringing this film to North American movie fans. This captivating movie is a perfect addition to our growing international film library,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement.
“We’re extremely proud to be teaming with Shout! Factory on the North American release of this film. Brazilian Western is a brilliant and exhilarating ride, and Shout!’s amazing track record with films of this genre is sure to make it a rousing success in the states,” said Andre Gaines of Cinevox.
A film by René Sampaio, BRAZILIAN WESTERN is a film adaptation of the popular song “Faroeste Caboclo” by Brazilian music icon Renato Russo and tells the story of love, blood and revenge. João de Santo Cristo, a young man who leaves his life of poverty in the backlands of the state of Bahia to try his luck in Brasilia. With the help of his cousin Pablo, he becomes a carpenter’s apprentice but also gets involved in drug trafficking.
One day, he happens to meet the beautiful Maria Lúcia, the daughter of a senator. They begin a relationship, but João plunges deeper and deeper into a downward spiral of crime and violence. He finally meets his greatest enemy, the playboy drug dealer Jeremias, his rival in business and for the heart of Maria Lúcia.
Directed by René Sampaio and produced by Bianca De Felippes, Marcello Ludwig Maia and René Sampaio, the film boasts and impressive cast of Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso, Marcos Paulo and Flavio Bauraqui.