Kino Lorber, a prolific distributor of Berlinale Golden Bear winners, has acquired US rights at the EFM to Wild Bunch sales title and Sundance winner Epicentro.
Hubert Sauper’s (Darwin’s Nightmare) latest film won the 2020 World Cinema grand jury prize in Park City last month and paints of an immersive portrait of post-colonial Cuba.
Sauper explores the effect of a century of interventionism on the Caribbean island and the resilience of the people, in particular the children, whom he calls “young prophets”.
Epicentro’s producers include Daniel and Martin Marquet, with Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin of Impact Partners, and Vincent Maraval on board as executive producers.
The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release followed by DVD roll-out and streaming on the company’s recently launched KinoNow.com. Senior vice-president Wendy Lidell negotiated the deal with Wild Bunch sales head Eva Diederix and CAA Media Finance.
Kino Lorber has released four of the last five Berlinale Golden Bear winners: Synonyms, Touch Me Not, Fire At Sea, and Taxi.