Kino Lorber announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer/director Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago, Unrelated) “Exhibition.” The film, which stars Viv Albertine, Liam Gilick, and the critically acclaimed Tom Hiddleston (‘The Avengers,’ ‘Thor’), premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was selected to make its US premiere at the New York Film Festival, where both of her prior features screened in the festival’s Emerging Artists sidebar.
This deal was negotiated between Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and Ryan Kampe of Visit Films.
The film follows middle-aged artist couple D and H, living and working together in their London home. When the couple decide to sell their home, where they’ve lived in for 20 years, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. This prompts struggles and anxieties to surface, paralyzing both D and H’s creative outlets.
“It’s rare to encounter such a work of rigorous beauty and emotional resonance, said Richard Lorber. “At the premeire in Locarno, I kept thinking Bergman’s ‘Scenes of a Marriage’ crossed with Akerman’s ‘Jeanne Dielmann’ but Joanna’s film is stunning cinema that defines its own aesthetic. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this to American audiences.”