Toronto, ON (Sunday, September 19, 2010) – D FILMS, Canada’s fastest growing distribution company, today announced that it has acquired exclusive Canadian rights in all media to Michelangelo Frammartino’s extraordinary film LE QUATTRO VOLTE, winner of the Europa Cinemas Label for best European film at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight. Widely praised for its genre-defying beauty and ingenuity, this wordless, evocative and lively story of anarchic goats and reincarnation was one of the most talked about films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement was made jointly today by Tony Cianciotta, President of Acquisitions for D FILMS, and by Olimpia Pont Cháfer, Head of Sales and by Fionnuala Jamison, International Sales, for Paris-based Sales outfit, Coproduction Office.

LE QUATTRO VOLTE enthralled audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week where the film had its North American premiere. Told with wordless humour and pathos, this cinematic gem is set in the Calabrian hills of Italy, in a timeless place of unbroken traditions. The film’s poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature, said to be inspired by Pythagoras’s belief in four-fold transmigration – by which the soul is passed from human to animal to vegetable to mineral, until completely purified, tells the story of one soul that moves through four successive lives.

“We were completely captivated by the beauty and profound insights of LE QUATTRO VOLTE and can’t wait to bring this remarkable film to Canadian audiences,” said Cianciotta.

“We are delighted to work with such an enthusiastic distributor, and have no doubt they will reach and engage audiences with this one-of-a-kind film,” commented Olimpia Pont Cháfer and Fionnuala Jamison.

D FILMS will release LE QUATTRO VOLTE in tandem with Kino Lorber in the first quarter of 2011.

The deal was negotiated by President and CEO Jim Sherry and by Tony Cianciotta for D FILMS and by Olimpia Pont Cháfer and Fionnuala Jamison on behalf of Coproduction Office.



Founded in May 2009 by President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Sherry, D FILMS is a full service marketing and motion picture distribution boutique that acquires exclusive, long term rights to filmed entertainment across all media platforms, including theatrical, television, home entertainment and Internet. In addition to holding an exclusive long-term, multi-picture output deal with leading UK Sales and distribution company, the Icon UK group, D FILMS has acquired exclusive, long term rights to 12 additional independently produced motion pictures, including the eagerly awaited feature films I’m Still Here, directed by Casey Affleck, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Monsters, which is scheduled for national release on November 5, 2010 following its Canadian premiere at TIFF.

D FILMS is a strong supporter of the Canadian film industry, with plans to distribute approximately two indigenously produced feature films annually, beginning with Winnie, the biographical drama starring Oscar® winning actress Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela and Academy® Award nominee Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, to be released in early 2011.

D FILMS’ offices are located in Toronto’s Distillery District, a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto. The 13-acre district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America.