(thewrap.com) Icarus Films has acquired North American rights to "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear."
The documentary offers a penetrating look at life in Georgia -- the former member of communist Russia, and not the home of Atlanta. It is making its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week and competing for the world documentary prize.
Directed by the young Georgian filmmaker Tinatin Gurchiani, the film tracks her search for young adults in her native land, aged 15-23, in order to make a film about growing up in the Eurasian country. Her goal is to try to make sense of a region and a land that has yet to fully shake off its Soviet past.
Icarus plans to release the film theatrically, although dates have not been set, a spokesman told TheWrap.
The deal was negotiated by Icarus Films president Jonathan Miller and Deckert Distribution's Heino Deckert.
"I think people will fall in love with the film the way we did. It may be winter, but it didn't feel that way watching Tinatin's film," Miller said in a statement. "We can't wait to bring it to American audiences."