Magazine article Screen International

Kino Lorber Acquires Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'Makala' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Kino Lorber Acquires Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'Makala' (Exclusive)

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Theatrical release set for August in New York.

Makala

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Emmanuel Gras’ Cannes 2017 Critics’ Week grand prize winner Makala ahead of its New York Premiere in New Directors/New Films on April 1.

The Bathysphère production was reportedly the first documentary selected by Critics’ Week, where it also earned a Cannes Golden Eye special mention for best documentary.

Makala follows Kabwita Kasongo, a 28-year-old Congolese man who chops down a hardwood tree to make charcoal and sets off on a four-day, 30-mile trek to sell his wares at a market in order to raise money to build his family a home. …

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