Unclenching The Fists

Source: Wild Bunch International

‘Unclenching The Fists’

Continuing its Cannes festival buying spree, London-based global streamer and distributor Mubi has picked up all rights for North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America and India to Un Certain Regard Grand Prize winner Unclenching The Fists. 

The second feature from Russian director Kira Kovalenko, the film is set in a former Caucasus mining town, where a young woman struggles to escape the hold of her family. Milana Aguzarova, Alik Karaev, Soslan Khugaev and Khetag Bibilov star. 

Wild Bunch is handling international sales on the film. 

Mubi previously acquired Un Certain Regard entries Lamb, Great Freedom and Prayers For The Stolen and, from the Cannes Premieres section, Andrea Arnold documentary Cow. 

From this year’s Competition line-up the company picked up rights to Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, romantic musical Annette, relationship drama Bergman Island, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, Titane and Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

On the same day as its Unclenching The Fists buy, Mubi confirmed the acquisition of all UK, Ireland and India rights for Joachim Trier’s Norwegian drama The Worst Person In The World, which premiered in the Cannes Competition last week.