Koch Lorber, Red Envelope team for rights

Koch Lorber Films and Red Envelope Entertainment have jointly acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the French film “La Naissance des pieuvres” (Water Lilies).

Film bowed in May in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

Helmed by first time scripter-director Celine Sciamma, pic is a coming-of-age story about the doubts and offhanded cruelty of a trio of 15- and 16-year-old girls.

After additional fest screenings throughout North America, Koch Lorber plans a national theatrical rollout beginning in Gotham in the first quarter of 2008, followed by a DVD release with Netflix later in the year.

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