Kino Lorber Acquires Acclaimed French Drama ‘Fatima’

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Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to “Fatima,” Philippe Faucon’s eighth feature film that won France’s prestigious Prix Louis-Delluc award. The drama is now nominated for four Cesar Awards, including Best Film.

“Fatima” is based on the life of North African writer Fatima Elayoubi. The plot follows her as she emigrates to France for the first time. Fatima faces a difficult assimilation as she struggles to learn French quickly, support her two daughters and start medical school.

“It is truly a pleasure to bring this rare treasure to American audiences,” said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber in an official statement. “Without exploitively treating the worldwide immigration crisis, Phillippe Faucon intimately reveals Fatima’s personal world of care and hope, deepening our empathy for a true “mother courage” as we watch her play out a quietly heroic role.”

“Fatima” will receive a national theatrical release and will be made available of VOD by the end of the year.

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