Cannes: French Indie Label Distrib Films Sets ‘Our Children’ For U.S. Release

Paris-based Distrib Films recently branched out to U.S. theatrical releases, opening its first film, Col-Coa best documentary winner Becoming Traviata, last week at the New York Film Forum before expanding to San Francisco, LA, Boston and more than 15 other markets. Belgium’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar, Our Children, is now set for an August 2 release in NY, and a week later in LA. On both films, Distrib chief François Scippa-Kohn is teamed with Cinema Guild which holds non-theatrical, digital and video rights. For the past few years, Distrib Films has been working solely with French and Italian films in France. Scippa-Kohn sparked to releasing boutique titles in the States because there are “a lot of French films, but there’s no specialized French distributor.” (more…)

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