Film Movement has acquired US Rights to "For A Woman" ("Pour Une Femme"), from director Diane Kurys ("Children of the Century,"
"Entre Nous"), the company announced today. A semi-autobiographical tale, "For A Woman" follows Anne, who, on the eve of her mother's death, uncovers a family secret in the form of a mysterious stranger her parents took in after World War II. The film, which stars Benoit Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Syle Testud, opened in France in July to critical and commercial success.
deal was negotiated by President Adley Gartenstein and VP of Acquisitions
and Distribution Rebeca Conget of Film Movement, and by Cécile Fouché,
Sales Manager at EUROPACORP. “Diane
Kurys is an established prominent voice in French cinema, and once
again she has made an immaculately structured and dramatically profound
couldn’t be prouder to bring her latest work to North American
audiences,” said Film Movement’s Conget.
"For A Woman" will open theatrically in the US and Canada in 2014, followed by a VOD and DVD release.