CANNES: Music Box Hears Israeli Documentary ‘Censored Voices’

Specialty distributor Music Box has picked up U.S. rights to “Censored Voices,” an Israeli documentary about young soldiers returning from the battlefield. Music Box is planning a theatrical release later this year setting the film up for an Oscar-qualifying run.

The film was directed by Mor Loushy with author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira. In the week after the 1967 ‘Six-Day’ war, a group of young kibbutzinks, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. “Censored Voices” reveals the original recordings for the first time.

“’Censored Voices’ is a fascinating reflection on war and remembrance. We think it will be a timely and provocative experience for US audiences,” said Edward Arentz, MD of Music Box.

Sales of the film are handled by U.K.-based documentary specialist Dogwoof. The company scored a string of other sales. Other distributors include Canada (Blue Ice Docs); Australia and New Zealand (JIFF); France (Films Distribution); Poland (Against Gravity); Former Yugoslavia (Restart), Italy (Feltrinelli). Dogwoof itself will release the film this autumn in the U.K., while RealFiction will do the same in Germany.

The film had its world premiere in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival followed by a European premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin festival. It is produced by Daniel Sivan, Hilla Medalia, and Neta Zwebner; co-produced by Melanie Andernach; and executive produced by Dan Cogan, Danna Stern, Dagmar Mielke, Nick Fraser, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, and Ethan Goldman.

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