Cohen Media Group Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights For Abderrahmane Sissako's Cannes 2014 Entry 'Timbuktu'
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Cohen Media Group Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights For Abderrahmane Sissako's Cannes 2014 Entry 'Timbuktu'

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The Hollywood

Reporter has reported (HERE) that the Cohen Media Group has picked up the U.S.

distribution rights to Abderrahmane

Sissako’s new film Timbuktu, which tells of how people living in northern Mali deal with, and eventually resist a jihadist takeover by some militant Islamic rebels, and which just recently got rave reviews when it was shown in competition

at the Cannes Film Festival, which officially

ended this weekend.

According to John Kochman, who is executive vice president of Cohen Media, Timbuktu is a movie that finds

the raw, emotional heart in a political conflict and holds it up to the

light.

He further

went on to praise Sissako and his film saying that: “Abderrahmane

Sissako’s calm, objective eye paints characters who are all-too-real performing

acts both heroic and hard to understand. He truly is one of Africa’s great

filmmakers and Timbuktu is a masterpiece of storytelling, filmmaking, and human

compassion. We are proud to be bringing it to a wider audience in America.

As of yet, no release

date has been announced, but most likely, it will be sometime later this year.

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