Toronto Deals: Cinema Guild Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to ‘Leviathan’

Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Leviathan,” the new documentary from Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, The Guild announced on Friday in Toronto

Last Updated: September 7, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Leviathan,” the new documentary from Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, Cinema Guild announced on Friday in Toronto.

“Leviathan” will screen next week at the Toronto International Film Festival and will have its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival. It will open theatrically in early 2013.

“'Leviathan’ is unlike any film we have ever seen. It is a bracing, daring and highly original work that demands to be seen on the big screen. We can’t wait for audiences to experience it,” Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild said. “We very much look forward to working with our friends on the release of their extraordinary film.”

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Paravel and Castaing-Taylor are filmmakers, artists and anthropologists. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the British Museum, and has been screened at festivals, museums and galleries worldwide.

The Cinema Guild recently acquired “Night Across The Street,” the final film from Raul Ruiz, which will have its North American premiere in Toronto.