Based on true stories, the four-part movie portrays contemporary China as a society which is consumed by violence.
Kino Lorber is prepping a theatrical release in the third-quarter of this year and will look to position the pic in select U.S. film festivals.
A few days ago, MK2 announced distribution deals with France (Ad Vitam), the U.K. (Arrow, continuing a long relationship with MK2), Espagne (Golem), Portugal (Midas Filmes) and Canada (FilmsWeLike).
Zhangke is a critically-aclaimed Chinese helmer, whose credits include “24 City,” “Platform,” Venice Golden Lion winner “Still Life.”
“I’ve been both a follower and admirer of Jia’s work for many years, but “A Touch of Sin” struck me like lightning,” said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber at Cannes. “Watching this film was a bracing cinematic experience, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to introduce this bold and unique title to a wide audience in the U.S..”
At Cannes, Kino Lorber also acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Kim Mordaunt’s “The Rocket,” which won prizes at Tribeca and Berlin.