UK distributor Dogwoof has brokered a deal with K5 International to acquire director Zachary Heinzerling’s Sundance-winning documentary Cutie and the Boxer (pictured).
The film, which picked up the U.S. Documentary Directing Award in Park City, is a New York-set love story about life and art that explores the 40-year marriage of painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko.
Dogwoof has picked up all UK rights, with a theatrical release slated for November. The deal was brokered by K5′s partner for sales and marketing Carl Clifton and Dogwoof head of distribution Oli Harbottle.
“From the stunning opening scene, this film stands out one of those special gems which stays with you long after viewing,” said Harbottle. “It’s a fantastic addition to the ever-broadening Dogwoof catalog.”