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Bhutan’s Oscar Entry ‘The Monk and the Gun’ Sells to Major Distributors Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Bhutan’s official Oscar entry “The Monk And The Gun,” Pawo Choyning Dorji‘s follow-up to “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom,” has been bought by a raft of well-established international theatrical distributors. Following its festival premieres at Telluride, Toronto, Rome and Busan, “The Monk and the Gun” has been sold by Films Boutique to Pyramide Distribution (France), September Films (Benelux), Rialto Distribution (Australia), Future Films (Scandinavia), A Contracorriente (Spain), Lev Films (Israel), Aurora Films (Poland), Trigon (Switzerland), Alambique Films (Portugal) and Impact Films (India and Indian Subcontinent). Earlier this week, the crowdpleaser was also acquired by Roadside Attraction for the U.S.

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Who's who at the royal wedding in Jordan
As royals and diplomats from around the world descend upon the Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan, for the royal wedding of the summer, they make up a very exclusive guestlist. Heads of state and representatives from royal families from the UK to Bhutan arrived to celebrate the union of Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and Saudi Arabian architect Rajwa Al-Saif, 28, this afternoon. Rajwa was dazzling in a white gown for the occasion, which featured a lengthy train embroidered with flowers, and a sparkling diamond tiara. She was given away by Crown Prince Hussein's brother Prince Hashem, who walked arm-in-arm with her through the gardens of the palace. Later this evening, an event will be thrown for 4,000 guests to celebrate Jordan’s 'diverse social fabric' and demonstrate the royal family’s 'profound respect for each segment of Jordanian society. 'The celebration will take place in the Royal Hashemite Court's ‘Madareb Bani Hashem’. The 4,000 guests include members of the Royal Hashemite Family and representatives of the nation’s tribes and Circassian and Chechen communities. Meanwhile, members of civil society organizations, business leaders, youth figures, former and current government officials and army and security agency personnel have also been invited. But the ceremony itself was more intimate with 140 guests, including members of the Royal Hashemite family, invited royals and heads of state, sat in the pews as they watched the couple tie the knot in the palace garden.  Here, FEMAIL breaks down the exclusive guest list at the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al-Saif. . . 1.