Company acquires U.S. rights to Cannes pic

Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Alain Resnais’ “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” which screened in competition at Cannes.

Rights were acquired from Studiocanal, which co-produced the film and manage its international sales.

Pic will make its North American premiere Oct. 2 as an official selection of the 50th New York Film Festival. Kino Lorber will release “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” in early 2013.

Cast includes Mathieu Amalric (“Cosmopolis”), Pierre Arditi (“Private Fears in Public Spaces”), Sabine Azema (“Wild Grass”), Hippolyte Girardot (“Lady Chatterley”), Anne Consigny (“A Christmas Tale”), Michel Piccoli (“Habemus Papam”) and Lambert Wilson (“Of Gods and Men”).

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, the pic opens with a group of French actors being summoned to the reading of a late playwright’s last will and testament. The playwright appears on a TV screen and asks that the actors evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his play that they themselves all appeared in over the years. As the play draws them back in, the older actors eventually begin acting out the text themselves.

Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber negotiated the deal with Vanessa Saal of Studiocanal.

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