Kino Lorber Acquires Nobel Prize Laureate Annie Ernaux’s “The Super 8 Years”

Kino Lorber has obtained the North American rights to Annie Arnoux’s autobiographical film “The Super 8 Years” (“Les Annies Super-8”). A press release announced that the archival documentary cprotested silent Super 8 footage of his family from 1972 to 1981The ill will be released at Lincoln Center on December 16, six days after Ernoux was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Directed by Arnoux and his son, David Ernoux-Briot, “The Super 8 Years” features voiceover narration and highlights from the renowned author.social and cultural changes in France since the 1960s, as well as the inner life of women,” according to its synopsis. The film has been described as a “a natural extension of his literary work in its form and content” which “provides a case study of the pastimes, lifestyles and aspirations of a social class in post-1960s France, through the lens of the Arnoux family collection” Is.”

Kino Lorner SVP Wendy Liddell praised Arnoux for writing “about experiencing life directly, capturing the texture of memory with introspective clarity and unflagging intelligence with larger social observations.” Liddell said “The Super 8 Years”, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Directors Fortnight, continues the tradition, “with Annie’s indelible voice bringing her most intimate family memories to life.”

Arnox has written more than 20 works of fiction and memoir during her illustrious career, receiving the Marguerite Yoursner Award for her literary collection. Two of his works were recently adapted for the big screen: “Happening” and “Simple Passion.” Both the films were directed by women. The former, co-written and directed by Audrey Dewan, tells the story of a woman seeking an illegal abortion in 1960s France, and The 2021 edition of the festival won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, The latter, written and starring Daniel Arbid, is a 2020 drama about a woman’s two-year affair with a married man.

“The Super 8 Films” to be released Digital with a home video release in December 2023.