International film and video distributor Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to French 3D drama, Goodbye to Language, six weeks after its premier at the Cannes Film festival.
Goodbye to Language was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main section of the competition and was the co-winner of Cannes’ Jury Prize along with Xavier Dolan’s Mommy. It is slated to appear at international festivals in the late summer and early fall.
Produced by Alain Sarde and Wild Bunch, the 69-minute film, centres on a married woman and a single man meeting frequently and falling in and out of love. The second part of the movie tells the story from the view point of a stray dog that has been following the couple around.
Kino Lorber is based in New York City and specialises in art house films such as low budget and classic films. They are the largest distributors of silent films. In 2009 Kino International merged with Lorber HT Digital to form Kino Lorber.
Goodbye to Language will open commercially in New York City in late October, followed by a national theatrical rollout on 3D screens; it will then go out on digital VOD, home media and 3D Nlu-ray release in 2015.
The Hollywood Reported quoted Lorber: “To have the honor to release this ecstatically brilliant, career-capping film by the iconic Jean-Luc Godard leaves us appropriately speechless.”
IndieWire described the film as “a beacon illuminating the future of cinema. “
To read more about Goodbye to language check out Variety Entertainment.
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