Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the Venice hit drama Blue Jean, Georgia Oakley’s directorial debut starring Rosy McEwen, and is scheduled for release next year.
Blue Jean won the Giornate degli Autori People’s Choice Award in Venice, set in
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This forces Jane (Mc Ewing), a closed gym teacher, to live a double life, and the arrival of a new student sparks a crisis that will challenge Jane to her core. “Blue Jean is like a beautiful island in the current ocean of filmmaking,” Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles said in a statement. “Georgia Oakley is a maestro, and Rosy McEwen’s performance is incandescent.”
Written and directed by Oakley, Blue Jean Produced by Kleio Films of Hélène Sifre, with support from BBC Film and BFI, and in partnership with Big Point Media. “Witnessing the audience’s reaction to Blue Jean in Venice was a special moment for our team,” Oakley said. “We are very excited to be joining Magnolia Pictures’ roster of new voices and working together to bring this film to North American audiences.”
The deal was funded by Magnolia Executive Vice President Dori Begley and Acquisitions Senior Vice President President John Von Thaden negotiated and Fabien Westerhoff of Film Constellation acted on behalf of the filmmakers.