New Michael Moore film picked up for Middle East distribution

A scene from Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next. Courtesy Dog Eat Dog Films
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Michael Moore's latest polemic, Where to Invade Next?, is yet to have its European premiere at this year's Berlinale, where it will screen on Wednesday, February 17, as part of the Special Gala section, but it's already been picked up for Middle East distribution by Dubai-based Front Row Entertainment.

The movie finds Moore in typically acerbic mood as he tours the globe as a hypothetical ‘invader’ to learn where the US can improve itself, and specifically its foreign policy. It had its global premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Front Row has a long history with the films of Michael Moore — in 2004, the then year-old company picked up the US documentarian's Fahrenheit 911, a scathing investigation of the US response to the Twin Towers terrorist attack and its invasion of Iraq.

The movie was the first documentary to ever receive a Middle East theatrical release, and despite initial resistance from cinema owners went on to be among the region's top 20 films for the year, and Front Row's first million dollar+ earner. The release date for Where to invade Next? is still to be confirmed.