Gotham-based distrib Kino Intl. has picked up three Cannes Film Festival pics: “The President’s Last Bang,” from South Korea; “Iron Island,” from Iran; and “La Petite Jerusalem,” from Israel.
Im Sang Soo’s “Bang,” about the October 1979 assassination of the South Korean president, is projected for release in October. “Island,” Mohammad Rasoulof’s pic about Iranians living in a sinking oil tanker during the Persian Gulf War, is expected to be in theaters in early 2006. Karin Albou’s “Jerusalem,” about a young Orthodox Jewish woman living in a suburb of Paris, is planned for a January release after unspooling at Jewish film fests.