Kino Lorber has picked up the North American rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s “The Image Book,” the distributor announced Monday.
The film had its world premiere on May 11 at the Cannes Film Festival. It marks Godard’s seventh film in competition at Cannes. In 2014, his film “Goodbye to Language” co-won the Grand Jury Prize and was also acquired out of the festival by Kino Lorber.
“The Image Book” is a film comprised of visual imagery and film clips that take audiences on a journey with the 87-year-old filmmaker.
The deal was negotiated by Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber, Eva Diederix, head of international sales of Wild Bunch and CAA Media Finance.
“After our unprecedented success with ‘Goodbye to Language’ we could not imagine a follow-up. But here’s the Godard apocalypse exploding on screen with new cinematic invention,” said Lorber in a statement. “This intoxicating concoction of sensation and ideas will thrill Jean-Luc Godard’s American fans but also entice a younger generation as an immersively breathtaking screen experience. After his ‘goodbye to language’ we now have a new hello to cinema.”
“The Image Book” will hit theaters in 2019, followed by VOD and home video releases.