EXCLUSIVE: Dekanalog, a brand new theatrical and digital distribution firm with an emphasis on presenting worldwide titles for U.S. audiences, will launch in March with 4 movies on its preliminary slate.
The firm will launch Keep an Eye Out, an absurdist comedy directed by Quentin Dupieux, on-line on March 5. The movie performed the competition circuit and obtained a business launch in France, the place Dupieux has garnered a following after receiving crucial reward for earlier movies like Wrong and Rubber.
Festival prize winner This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection could have its digital debut April 2 by way of Brooklyn Academy of Music and Museum of the Moving Image. Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, the drama is that this 12 months’s official Oscar submission from Lesotho, the primary ever from the African nation.
Also on the Dekanalog slate, with out launch dates as of now, are Take Me Somewhere Nice and The County. (See full slate particulars under.)
In addition to buying new titles in each digital and traditional competition markets, Dekanalog may even launch restored classics from around the globe.
“With the appearance of digital cinema, and the continued progress of the VOD house we really feel there may be ample curiosity among the many U.S. filmgoing viewers for one thing completely different,” mentioned Dekanalog co-founder Lysa Le. “We’re excited to share our preliminary slate of movies, which we predict supply a novel worldwide perspective and tackle trendy, groundbreaking storytelling.”
Here is the Dekanalog slate, with loglines offered by the corporate:
Keep an Eye Out (Quentin Dupieux/2018/France, Belgium)
Synopsis: The prime suspect in a homicide case endures an absurd, all night time interrogation.
Festival Screenings: Sitges (Winner, Best Screenplay); Fantastic Fest; Rendez-Vous With French Cinema.
Deal Negotiated With: Gregory Chambet, WTFilms
Virtual Release Date: March 5, Angelika Anywhere
This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese/2019/Lesotho, South Africa, Italy)
Synopsis: When her village is threatened with compelled resettlement attributable to reservoir development, an 80-year-old widow finds a brand new will to stay and ignites the spirit of resilience inside her neighborhood.
Festival Screenings: Sundance (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking); Venice; Rotterdam; Hong Kong (Winner – FIPRESCI for International Cinema, Best Actress for International Cinema); New York African Film Festival in February 2021.
Deal Negotiated With: Mathieu Delaunay, Memento Films International
Virtual Release Dates: April 2, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Museum of the Moving Image
Take Me Somewhere Nice (Ena Sendijarević/2019/Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Synopsis: Alma travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to go to the daddy she’s by no means met. Teaming up together with her detached cousin and his charming finest pal, they embark collectively on an more and more unpredictable street journey journey via the nation’s scorching heartland.
Festival Screenings: Rotterdam (Tiger Award, Special Mention for Exceptional Artistic Achievement); Sarajevo (Winner – Best Film); Vancouver (Winner, Best Score); ACID Cannes Film Festival, Toronto
Deal Negotiated With: Ioanna Stais, Heretic
Release Date: TBD
The County (Grímur Hákonarson/2019/Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France)
Synopsis: A widowed farmer begins life on her personal phrases by preventing in opposition to corruption and injustice in her neighborhood.
Festival Screenings: Toronto, Chicago, Palm Springs
Deal Negotiated With: Jan Naszewski, New Europe Film Sales
Release Date: TBD