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 Sylvie Testud, opened in France in July to critical and commercial success.
The deal was negotiated by President Adley Gartenstein and VP of Acquisitions and Distribution Rebeca Conget of Film Movement, and by Cécile Fouché, International 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 film. We 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.