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Kino Takes "Dogtooth" Out of Toronto

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 15, 2009 at 8:46AM

Kino International has signed a distribution deal with MK2 to release Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth," currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.
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Kino International has signed a distribution deal with MK2 to release Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth," currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.

The film is described by the Toronto Film Festival as focusing "on three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet."

"We are excited about introducing Yorgos Lanthimos and Dogtooth to U.S. audiences," Donald Krim, Kino International’s President, said in a statement. "It’s a hilarious absurdist statement about the complications of life in the 21st century and it totally deserved its Best Film prize at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) last spring."

The distributor is planning to release the film later this year. MK2 handles international sales for Dogtooth.

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