Following its acquisition earlier this week of Mike Leigh’s Cannes Competition title “Another Year,” Sony Pictures Classics today announced they’ve taken all rights in the US and Australia/New Zealand for Xavier Beauvois’ “Of Gods and Men,” also screening in Competition on the Croisette.
Set in the mountains of the Maghreb in the 1990s, the film tells the story of eight French Christian monks living in harmony with their Muslim brothers despite escalating violence and terror in their vicinity. They resolve to stay, whatever the cost.
In a prepared statement, a SPC representative noted: “Audiences are going to love this important movie. We are honored to bring it to them and are happy to be working again with our friends at Wild Bunch and producer Pascal Caucheteux.”