Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award, 52 Tuesdays has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Kino Lorber. The company is planning a second semester 2014 limited release. Visit Films is handing world sales on the pic that’s also closed deals with Edko in Hong Kong and Praesens in Switzerland. The movie is screening in Berlin’s Generation 14 Plus section today. Australian helmer Sophie Hyde shot the drama chronologically, one day every week for a year. It follows a teenager (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) adjusting as her mother (Del Herbert-Jane) begins a gender transition. The characters’ time together becomes limited to once a week, on Tuesdays. Matthew Cormack scripted from a story by Hyde. Ryan Kampe, president of Visit Films says, “Kino Lorber understands the film in the way that we did when we first saw the 1 minute promo in Melbourne at 37 South and will be able to really take this film out to a wide audience, maximizing the film’s unique and groundbreaking style.” Richard Lorber, chairman and CEO of Kino Lorber, says the “courageous” film is a work of “bold and innovative cinematic structure.” Visit is also handling Berlin Competition title History Of Fear, among others.
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