Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights from Kinology to Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee following its world premiere in Competition in Cannes last month.
The film earned the jury prize on the Croisette and will receive its North American premiere in Special Presentations in Toronto in September.
A commentary on Israeli political life and personal freedoms, Ahed’s Knee centres on Y, a celebrated Israeli filmmaker mourning the loss of his mother, who descends into a spiral of rage when a government employee tries to restrict what he can say at a screening of his film at a local library.
Kino Lorber will release Ahed’s Knee theatrically in early 2022 followed by a VOD launch on Kino Now and digital platforms and home video.
SVP Wendy Lidell brokered the deal with Grégoire Melin of Kinology. Kino Lorber released Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher and Synonyms.