Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “Meet The Fokkens” from filmmakers Gabrielle Provaas and Rob Schröder. The film will next screen Stateside at the SilverDocs Film Festival in June, followed by a premiere at Film Forum August 8 and a limited theatrical release in the fall.
“Fokkens” explores the unique lives of twin 69-year-old Dutch sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam for more than 40 years, starting their own brothel and an informal trade union along the way.
“When I saw Louise and Martine on the big screen, I was charmed by their stories, their wry humor and their spirit,” said Kino Lorber exec Elizabeth Sheldon, who negotiated the deal with Autlook Films CEO Peter Jager. “‘Meet the Fokkens’ is an important addition to our collection of films that openly explore sexuality and never more uniquely than with this witty tribute to twin pioneers of the oldest profession.”
Kino Lorber most recently released the French drama “Elles.” Upcoming releases include “Alps,” “5 Broken Cameras,” “The Well-Digger’s Daughter” and “Kumaré.”