Lorber HT acquires ‘The Sun’

Film to premiere at NY Film Forum

Lorber HT Digital has acquired “The Sun,” Alexsandr Sokurov’s third film in his “dictator trilogy.”

The movie tells the story of Emperor Hirohito’s surrender to Gen. Douglas MacArthur at the end of WWII and stars Issey Ogata as the monarch.

Sokurov’s previous films include 1999’s “Moloch,” about the relationship between Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, and 2001’s “Taurus,” which focused on the final chapter in Vladimir Lenin’s life.

Pic will preem at Gotham’s Film Forum in November and roll out nationally in 2010.

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