Kino Lorber has acquired all US and Canadian rights from Le Pacte to Israeli film-maker Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher.
Lapid’s Franco-Israeli follow-up to Locarno 2011 Silver Leopard winner Policeman premiered in Cannes last year and screened recently at New Directors / New Films in New York.
The Kindergarten Teacher (pictured) centres on a fortysomething teacher in Tel Aviv who becomes obsessed with a five-year-old poetry prodigy.
The film will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on July 31 prior to nationwide roll-out in August and September
Zeitgeist Films has picked up all US rights excluding TV from Cinetic Media to Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s documentary Every Last Child.
Director Tom Roberts explores the ongoing polio crisis in Pakistan and premiered recently at DOC NYC. Zeitgeist plans to release in select cities this summer. Cercamon handles international sales.