Lise Birk Pedersen directed the Monday Production documentary which premiered in the IDFA Feature Documentary competition and is bound for Sundance in January.
Kino Lorber plans a theatrical release following the North American premiere in Utah.
Putin’s Kiss chronicles contemporary life in Russia through the eyes of a member of Nashi, a political youth organisation with close ties to Vladimir Putin, who comes to question the group’s ideology.
Kino Lorber vp Elizabeth Sheldon and Helle Faber of Made In Copenhagen brokered the deal. Putin’s Kiss will broadcast on ITVS in late 2012.