New York-headquartered film producer/distributor Neon has acquired global rights to Beba, the debut feature film from filmmaker Rebecca Huntt, and will release the film in 2022.
Beba received rave reviews from its worldwide premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. The coming-of-age documentary and cinematic memoir weaves together music, 16mm film, poetry and interview footage to explore Huntt’s own identity.
Huntt, who wrote and directed the film, reflects on her childhood and adolescence in New York City as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother. In her film, she investigates the historical, societal and generational trauma she’s inherited, pondering how those wounds have shaped her while considering universal truths that connect all people.
Sofia Geld produced the film with Huntt. Petra Costa, Alyse Ardell Spiegel, Alessandra Orofino, Joy Bryant and Inuka Bacote-Capiga serve as executive producers on the film.