October release set for Jonathan Gurfinkel’s Israeli award-winning, provocative teen drama
"A hypnotic, brutal portrait of longing, cruelty, and class…" – New York Magazine/Vulture.com
"An arresting debut. If you don't immediately recognize the people and situations on screen here, you've forgotten what it is to be 16." – Screen Daily
New York, NY [July 20, 2013] –Tribeca Film today announced it has acquired all North American rights to the racy teen drama S#x Acts (formerly titled Six Acts) directed by Jonathan Gurfinkel, written by Rona Segel, and starring Sivan Levy. The film won Israeli Film Competition awards for best actress, script and debut film at the 2012 Haifa International Film Festival in Israel before making its North American premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
S#x Acts follows naïve teen Gili (Sivan Levy) after she changes schools and attempts to improve her social status by hooking up with the most popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter — offering a succession of sexual favors and allowing herself to be photographed and filmed — the line of consent begins to blur. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
“S#x Acts tackles head-on the contradictions and desires of a young woman’s coming of age. It triggers a complex of emotions, (on screen and off), that range from her naïve but calculated attempts for acceptance and status, and the chaotic contemporary position of girls in a teen culture that is both exploitative yet empowering,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Office r of Tribeca Enterprises. “Jonathan Gurfinkel’s directorial debut is as stimulating as it subtle in this raw authentic depiction of kids and sex.”
“S#x Acts asks questions about the current status quo of sexual interactions among young people, which we hope sheds light on these issues that many young people are faced with today,” said Gurfinkel. “We are excited to work with Tribeca Film in bringing our provoking film to North American audiences.”
The film will be released this fall beginning October 22, 2013 on cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand platforms, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Playstation, and Google Play, followed by a theatrical release beginning on October 25, 2013.
The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions and Nicholas Brigaud-Robert from Films Distribution on behalf of the filmmakers.
Editor’s note: A film still can be accessed at the following link: http://tribecafilm.com/press-center/tribeca-film/sixActs-stills
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