Netflix Snaps Up Berlinale Panorama Standout ‘Shine Your Eyes’ (Exclusive)

Set against the background of Nigeria’s vibrant Igbo community in downtown São Paulo, Matías Mariani’s “Shine Your Eyes” has been acquired by Netflix, which will launch the film on July 29.The global licensing deal was closed with Netflix Africa, which is likely keen to leverage the star power of lead I.C.

Ukeje, whose career has bridged international titles and multi-prized Nigerian movies.In Brazil, “Shine Your Eyes” is scheduled for theatrical release in November, Covid-19 allowing, from leading independent film distributor Vitrine Filmes, before it is made available on Netflix.Mariani’s fiction feature debut, “Shine Your Eyes,” world premiered to wide acclaim at February’s Berlinale, in its main Panorama sidebar.The Netflix deal is a big coup for Paris-based sales agent Mpm Premium and Mariani himself, a producer on Heitor Dhalia’s seminal 2007 Sundance-selected “Drained” and “Adrift,” which played Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2009, and

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