Kino Lorber has purchased U.S. and Anglo-Canadian distribution rights to Nicolas Philibert’s poignant documentary “On the Adamant” which simply gained the Golden Bear at this yr’s Berlin Film Festival.
Kino Lorber is planning a theatrical launch later this yr adopted by a digital and residential video launch on all main platforms.
Bought by Movies du Losange, “On the Adamant” takes place at a singular day-care centre for adults affected by psychological issues. Situated in a construction floating the center of the Seine, in Paris, the middle heals these adults with a mix of remedy, training, and tradition rooted in music and the humanities. The affecting documentary follows the staff working the Adamant as they try to remodel and uplift the lives for these folks.
“On The Adamant” was directed, shot, and edited by Philibert, who is thought for his humanistic method to documentary filmmaking. He beforehand highlighted marginalized communities in “Each Little Factor,” “Within the Land of the Deaf” and the arthouse hit “To Be and To Have.” “On the Adamant” is produced by Céline Loiseau, Gilles Sacuto, and Miléna Poylo.
“Nicolas Philibert is without doubt one of the nice humanists of our time and his deep compassion, all the time evident in his work, shines brighter than ever in ‘On the Adamant,’” stated Kino Lorber SVP Wendy Lidell, who negotiated the cope with Alice Lesort from Movies du Losange. “We’re proud so as to add his newest work to our library of a few of his easiest movies, and sit up for welcoming audiences aboard the Adamant so their minds will be opened and their spirits stuffed with surprise,” Lidell continued.
Philibert stated he “[hopes] that the American public shall be delicate to this movie during which [he has] tried to reverse the picture that many have of the so-called ‘loopy’ who’re too typically marked by clichés which persist with their pores and skin and designate them eternally as harmful folks when the overwhelming majority are innocent.”
“I would like audiences to acknowledge what unites us past our variations; though they might not be capable to establish with the themes, I hope they’ll acknowledge a standard humanity, and a sense of being a part of the identical world,” added the filmmaker.
Philibert stated he was additionally “moved” by the truth that his movie shall be distributed by Kino Lorber “after a few years of loyalty to [my] work.”
The acquisition of “On The Adamant” is the second excessive profile acquisition of late by Kino Lorber, who lately introduced their acquisition of “Scrapper,” Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize winner directed by Charlotte Regan and starring Harris Dickinson and Lola Campbell. Each “Scrapper” and “On the Adamant” are set to play additional within the competition circuit worldwide and can open theatrically later this yr.