KochLorber Films has acquired theatrical and DVD rights to Lars von Trier andJorgen Leth's acclaimed 2003 documentary The Five Obstructions.
Thefilm is the result of a challenge by Von Trier to Leth in which the latter hadto remake his 1967 short The Perfect Human in five different ways, eachtime within the boundaries of certain parameters imposed by Von Trier.
Itis due to go on limited US release beginning with a premiere at New York's FilmForum on May 26. The DVD release will follow in early autumn.
The Five Obstructions was acquired from Trust Films of Denmark, with RikkeEnnis negotiating on the part of Trust, and Koch Lorber Films president RichardLorber on behalf of Koch Lorber.