Koch Lorber secures three Gallic pix
Indie distribber Koch Lorber Films has picked up domestic rights to three French lingo pics for theatrical release, including Andre Techine’s Cathererine Deneuve-Gerard Depardieu-starrer “Changing Times” (Les temps qui changent); the New York Film Fest docu “The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial”; and helmer Anne Fontaine’s “Nathalie…”
Company has also bought for DVD Eric Rohmer’s “Triple Agent” and the Stefan Arndt-Tom Tykwer-produced pic “Soundless.”
“Changing Times” was picked up from Gemini Films. Pic is Techine’s spin on themes including sex vs. love, cross-generational relations, homosexuality and the gap between well-to-do Europe and developing nations.
“District Court”‘s rights were handled by Paris-based Tele Images Intl. Documaker Raymond Depardon’s film follows stories of misdemeanor hearings in a Paris courtroom.
From Studio Canal, “Nathalie …” is an erotic drama starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Beart and Gerard Depardieu.
Koch Lorber’s further slate includes South Korean property “Save the Green Planet,” as well as the Arabic and Hebrew-lingo “Syrian Bride.”
Company was in Cannes pumping Don Letts’ music pic “Punk: Attitude.”
Company co-head Richard Lorber was recently elected chairman of the board of Gotham art house the Film Forum.