Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Igal Hecht’s documentary A Universal Language, in which Mark Breslin (pictured), founder of the Yuk Yuk’s comedy club, brings six Canadian stand-up comics to Jerusalem to make Israelis and Palestinians chuckle amid their civil conflict.
The Chutzpa Productions 70-minute film features such comedians as Rebecca Kohler, Aaron Berg and Jean Paul among others.
“In a region rife with daily unrest, A Universal Language is a much-needed breath of fresh air,” said Nat Abraham, president of distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment, in a statement.
A Universal Language had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Jewish Film Festival.
Breakthrough will introduce the documentary to international buyers at MIPCOM.