Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret’s 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 Worldwide Movie Pageant. Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret’s drama scored the highest prize in Cannes’ Un Sure Regard part. Deadline broke the information concerning the acquisition.

Penned by Akoka, Gueret, and Eleonore Gurrey, “The Worst Ones” is ready within the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer in northern France and “captures a movie inside a movie because it follows the manufacturing of a film whose director turns to the native housing challenge for casting. Desirous to seize performances of gritty authenticity, the director selects 4 working class youngsters to behave within the movie to the shock and consternation of the area people, who query the director’s alternative of ‘the worst ones.’ Because the director and crew audition, rehearse, movie, and work together with their hand-picked solid, jealousies are stoked, strains are crossed, and moral questions come up,” the supply particulars.

“One of many best movies on this Cannes’ Un Sure Regard, and its prime 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 solid of non-professional actors,” mentioned 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. By no means lower than dramatically compelling, it’s additionally metacinema of the very best order.”

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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 shall be touched by the common message of the movie, though it’s deeply based mostly within the north of France. We’re additionally honored that the film is being distributed by the superb Kino Lorber, which has distributed among the finest French filmmakers and extra globally the brand new technology of revolutionary cinema.”

“We hope that ‘The Worst Ones’ can turn out to be the chosen ones, the heroes, and we perceive it as a gorgeous tribute to all these youngsters broken by life,” the filmmakers advised us. “No matter their background and their degree of training, their innate reward transcends class logic. Some youngsters are artists who ignore themselves, even when their probability to precise themselves is rarer in sure circles.”



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