The Dardenne Brothers’ ‘Young Ahmed’ Acquired by Kino Lorber

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The Dardenne Brothers’ ‘Young Ahmed’ Acquired by Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber has acquired the U.S. rights to “Young Ahmed,” the latest film from Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the distributor announced Wednesday.

The film made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where the Dardenne Brothers won the Best Director prize, and it will play at the upcoming New York Film Festival following a North American premiere at the Colcoa French Film Festival in LA. This acquisition gives Kino Lorber five films playing in Nyff’s main slate, including Kantemir Balagov’s “Beanpole,” Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’s “Bacurau,” Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden” and Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms.”

The film will be rolled out in theaters in early 2020, followed by VOD and home video release.

Young Ahmed” is a portrait of a 13-year-old, Belgian-Arab Muslim teenager named Ahmed (played
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