Wide House signs first European deal for Montessori doc

    French sales company Wide House has signed its first European deal on Alexandre Mourot’s Let the Child Be the Guide, exploring the merits of the Montessori education system in the 21st century through a portrait of young children attending France's oldest school using the method.

    Milan-based documentary specialist Wanted has acquired the film for Italy. Other upcoming titles on the distributor’s slate include Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s Big Time and Steven Cantor’s bio-doc Dancer, about Russian ballerina Sergei Polunin.

    It follows deals to Taiwan (Joint Entertainment) and Korea on the eve of the market. The film was self-released by Mourot in France this autumn where it drew 40,000 spectators.

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