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'The Country Teacher' picked up for N. American distribution

Czech drama "The Country Teacher," directed by Bohdan Slama, will be released in North American through Film Movement. The film, about a young teacher that takes a job teaching at a grammar school in the Bohemian countryside, played at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. "It is very exciting for us to acquire another film by gifted director Bohdan Slama," said Adley Gartenstein, President of Film Movement, in a statement. "He has proven once again that he can get incredibly nuanced and heartfelt performance from his actors, while telling a simple yet universal story that we know North American audiences will respond to in a very positive way." The acquisition of the film was negotiated by Gartenstein, and Laurent Baudens of Wild Bunch. Film Movement will release the film in 2009.

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