Netflix acquires streaming rights for 'Zinzana'

Image Nation Abu Dhabi's recent Emirati feature film now available for streaming on Netflix
Zinzana is now available on Netflix.
Zinzana is now available on Netflix.

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Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s recent Emirati feature film, 'Zinzana (Rattle the Cage)'.

Independent studio, IM Global, handled international sales rights (excluding Germany, the UK and the Middle East) on the deal, via its foreign language label IM Global Anthem on behalf of the filmmakers.Cinetic Media oversaw US sales rights.

StudioCanal has also picked up theatrical distribution rights to the film for Germany and the UK. Vox will release the film theatrically in the Middle East.

The psychological thriller marks the feature directorial debut of Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari, and follows the story of a man trapped in a prison cell who is forced to play a madman’s game in order to save his family’s lives. Produced by Rami Yasin, the film stars Ali Suliman and Saleh Bakri, with popular Emirati actors Ali Al Jabri, Abdullah Al Shehhi and Mansoor Al Feeli also co-starring.

"Our Anthem label is highly focused on generating new distribution opportunities for international films worldwide,” said IM Global founder and CEO, Stuart Ford. "This Netflix deal for Zinzana is a very healthy indication of how the marketplace for non-English language films is evolving.”

Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, added: “Image Nation is delighted to have stellar partners like Netflix and StudioCanal on board to bring Zinzana to global audiences. Majid is a shining example of the high-calibre talent and artistry coming out of the Middle East at the moment and we’re pleased to be able to provide him with both local support and international access.”

A number of new titles are currently in the pipeline at Image Nation, including Emirati filmmaker Al Mostafa’s third film 'The Worthy', the follow-up to his hit comedy drama 'From A to B'.

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