US Theatrical Releases

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
US release date: December 9, 2016
God exists, and He’s a jerk. Ea, his ten year-old daughter, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and tries to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity.

SON OF JOSEPH

Directed by Eugène Green
US release date: January 13, 2017
Kino Lorber is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical premiere of SON OF JOSEPH, the buoyant, redemptive nativity story representing the latest work by beloved auteur filmmaker Eugène Green.

EVOLUTION

Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic
US release date: November 25, 2016

This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves—a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach—Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she?

THINGS TO COME

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
US release date: December 2, 2016

What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert, in a radiant performance) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by the legendary Édith Scob). But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble.

THE SALESMAN

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
US release date: January 27, 2017
A young couple, after just relocating to a new apartment, experiences a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home, dramatically changing the couple’s life and creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. Opens January 27, 2017.

BADEN BADEN

Directed by Rachel Lang
US release date: November 25, 2016

Like many in her generation, 26 year-old, free-spirited Ana lives a life teetering on the edge of comedy and melodrama. After a failed experience working on a film set, she returns to her hometown and decides to focus her energy on renovating the bathroom of her spunky, aging grandmother. Over the course of a scorching summer, Ana finds herself connecting and reconnecting with lovers and friends, as her (self-)improvement project gradually becomes more than she bargained for.

ELLE

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
US release date: November 11, 2016
France has chosen to put forth Paul Verhoeven’s first French-language film, Elle, as its submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race.

SEASONS

Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud
US release date: November 25, 2016
After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare. With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

BEING 17

Directed by André Téchiné
US release date: October 7, 2016
Unfolding over four seasons in the arresting, mountainous setting of the French Pyrénées, BEING 17 is the story of Damien (Mr. Mottet Klein) and Thomas (Mr. Fila,) two French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but are constantly fighting. When family circumstances bring Damien’s mother, Marianne (Ms. Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging and complicated desires.

LONG WAY NORTH

Directed by Rémi Chayé
US release date: September 30, 2016
Rémi Chayé's animated film, Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde), comes to theaters September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, New York and other select locations throughout the US.

HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO

Directed by Abbas Fahdel
US release date: October 6, 2016
In February 2002 - about a year before the U.S. declared war - Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture everyday life as his country prepared for war. He concentrated on family and friends, including his 12-year-old nephew, Haider, as they went about their daily lives, which had come to include planning for shortages of food, water and power. No strangers to war, the Iraqis thought they understood what was coming, and could even manage to be grimly humorous about what they felt would likely be a major and lengthy inconvenience. And then, the war began.

AS I OPEN MY EYES (À peine j'ouvre les yeux)

Directed by Leyla Bouzid
US release date: September 9, 2016
Director Leyla Bouzid's musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring.

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I, DANIEL BLAKE

Directed by Ken Loach

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

Directed by John Schlesinger

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael

SON OF JOSEPH

Directed by Eugène Green

THE SALESMAN

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

BADEN BADEN

Directed by Rachel Lang