AFM: Strand Buys ‘Kind Words’ for U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Shemi Zarhin’s “The Kind Words,” the Israeli dramedy repped by Beta Cinema.

“The Kind Words,” which premiered at Toronto, turns on three Israeli siblings whose lives get rocked by the sudden death of their mother and the discovery of that their father might not be their biological dad after all, leading them on an adventure in Paris and Marseille to unravel the mystery of the identity of their real father.

” ‘The Kind Words’ is one of those amazing and touching films about family and we’re thrilled to be working again with Shemi and Beta,” said Jon Gerrans, who co-founded the L.A.-based Strand Releasing with Marcus Hu.  Strand previously handled Zarhin’s “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi.”

“I am thrilled to be working again with Strand on a film about the search for kind words, I am sure with Strand, it will find many of them,” said Zarhin.

Produced by Pie Films, Amerique Films and United King Films, “The Kind Words” has also been picked up by Happiness Distribution for France.

Deal was done between Gerrans and Dirk Schurhoff of Beta Cinema.

Strand Releasing is prepping a spring release.

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