Lise Akoka & Romane Guerets Cannes Winner “The Worst Ones” Lands North American Distribution

Kino Lorber has landed worldwide rights in U.S. and anglophone Canada to “The Worst Ones” forward of its North American premiere on the Toronto International Film Festival.Lise Akoka and Romane Guerets drama scored the highest prize in Cannes Un Certain Regard part. Deadline broke the news about the acquisition.

Penned by Akoka, Gueret, and Eleonore Gurrey, “The Worst Ones” is about within the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer in northern France and “captures a film within a film as it follows the production of a movie whose director turns to the local housing project for casting. Eager to capture performances of gritty authenticity, the director selects four working class teenagers to act in the film to the surprise and consternation of the local community, who question the directors choice of ‘the worst ones.’ As the director and crew audition, rehearse, film, and interact with their hand-picked cast, jealousies are stoked, lines are crossed, and ethical questions arise,” the supply particulars.

One of the best movies on this Cannes Un Certain Regard, and its high prize winner, ‘The Worst Ones’ is a powerful debut from Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, two astute, insightful filmmakers whose sharp eye for expertise is on show within the unbelievable performances from their younger forged of non-professional actors, stated Richard Lorber, President & CEO of Kino Lorber. They elevate this to an much more bold conceptual degree as they shapeshift between their characters scripted roles and actual lives. Never lower than dramatically compelling, its additionally metacinema of the very best order.”

Akoka and Gueret added,We couldn’t be happier that our film is being distributed within the U.S. and has the chance to be seen by the American public. We hope that viewers will probably be touched by the common message of the movie, though it’s deeply based mostly within the north of France. We are additionally honored that the film is being distributed by the wonderful Kino Lorber, which has distributed a few of the greatest French filmmakers and extra globally the brand new era of progressive cinema.

“We hope that ‘The Worst Ones’ can become the chosen ones, the heroes, and we understand it as a beautiful tribute to all these children damaged by life,” the filmmakers advised us. “Regardless of their background and their level of education, their innate gift transcends class logic. Some kids are artists who ignore themselves, even if their chance to express themselves is rarer in certain circles.”


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