Shout Factory has acquired the distribution rights to Rene Sampaio's Brazilian Western (2013), starring Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, and Felipe Abib. The film will be released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada. The company also plans a strategic roll-out on multiple platforms and packaged-media releases for Brazilian Western which will arrive on the market later this year.
Last year, Brazilian Western had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Below is TIFF's official synopsis for the film:
"Brazilian Western is a film adaptation of the popular song "Faroeste Caboclo" by Brazilian music icon Renato Russo and tells the story of love, blood and revenge. Joăo de Santo Cristo, a young man who leaves his life of poverty in the backlands of the state of Bahia to try his luck in Brasilia. With the help of his cousin Pablo, he becomes a carpenter's apprentice but also gets involved in drug trafficking. One day, he happens to meet the beautiful Maria Lúcia, the daughter of a senator. They begin a relationship, but Joăo plunges deeper and deeper into a downward spiral of crime and violence. He finally meets his greatest enemy, the playboy drug dealer Jeremias, his rival in business."