Irish director Lance Daly’s award-winning feature “Kisses” has been acquired by New York based distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories. The company, which took North American rights for the film plans to open the feature in theaters “later this year.”
“Kisses” is a romantic coming-of-age film about the “delights and difficulties of childhood with performances from its two young leads (newcomers Kelly O’Neill and Shane Curry). “Kisses” is the highest grossing Irish film of 2008 and premiered at Stateside at the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival last year. The film won the Audience Prize at this year’s Miami International Film Festival and Best Film at the Galway Film Festival.
“Kisses” is the story of Kylie and Dylan, two kids who run away from their abusive homes and set off to Dublin in search of Dylan’s older brother and a better life. Seen through the children’s perspective, the film shows their youthful innocence tested in the face of the dangers out to corrupt it in the city and in their homes. The film was produced by writer/director Daly and Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films.
Oscilloscope Laboratories, founded by Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch in 2008, recently released in theaters Yauch’s “Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot,” Irena Salina’s “Flow,” Caroline Suh’s “Frontrunners,” Kurt Kuenne’s “Dear Zachary” and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy” starring Michelle Williams. O-Scope will distribute So Yong Kim’s “Treeless Mountain” Academy-Award nominated “The Garden from Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Anders Ostergaard’s multi award-winning “Burma VJ,” and Nati Baratz’s “Unmistaken Child” in the upcoming months.