Magazine article Variety

Cohen Snaps Up 'Insult' for N. America

Magazine article Variety

Cohen Snaps Up 'Insult' for N. America

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COHEN MEDIA GROUP has acquired North American distribution rights to "The Insult," Ziad Doueiri's Lebanon-set drama, which is world-premiering in competition at Venice and will next play at Toronto.

"The Insult" marks the second collaboration between Cohen Media Group and Doueiri following "The Attack." Cohen Media Group plans on releasing "The Insult" in January. The film will likely represent Lebanon in the foreign-language Oscar race.

Charles S. Cohen, the chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group who co-produced "The Insult," described the movie as a "stirring and important film that confronts tough issues with clear-headed purpose."

John Kochman, executive vice president, added that "Doueiri shows a vivid understanding of the tensions that continue to afflict his homeland in a film that all audiences will embrace." Kochman negotiated the co-production deal with Jean Bréhat, partner at Tessalit Productions. …

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