Gravitas Ventures has secured the U.S. rights to Marleen Jonkman’s TIFF title Messi and Maud. It centers on Maud (Rifka Lodeizen), who abandons her husband (Guido Pollemans) while on vacation in Chile to travel alone. She befriends Messi (Cristóbal Farias), a local boy who fills a void in her heart, and the pair embark on a road trip to reinvent themselves. Gravitas is also planning a 2018 releasefor the film written by Daan Gielis and produced by Danielle Guirguis.
The deals Good Favour and Messi and Maud were negotiated by Ryan Kampe and Lydia Rodman of Visit Films with Rich Wolff on behalf of Breaking Glass and Josh Spector on behalf of Gravitas, respectively.