• Human Flowers of Flesh

Human Flowers of Flesh



NEW YORK, NY (Oct 4, 2022) – Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights for Human Flowers of Flesh directed by Helena Wittmann. A critical favorite when it premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in August, Wittmann’s follow up to her acclaimed first feature Drift (2017) will make its U.S. bow at the New York Film Festival next week. Cinema Guild will release the film in theaters in 2023.

The film follows Ida (Dogtooth’s Angeliki Papoulia), who, after a stirring encounter with the French Foreign Legion sets sail with her own corps of five men, none of whom speak the same language, to trace the route of this fabled troop. Their voyage will take them from Marseille to Corsica and finally to Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, the historical headquarters of the Legion. Along the way, boundaries blur. Life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding. A legionnaire of yore makes an about-face.

"A film like Human Flowers of Flesh is inseparable from the cinema space, it is like its natural habitat. I couldn't be happier that Cinema Guild is bringing it onto the big screens in North America and allowing it to meet its audiences. “ said director Helena Wittmann.

“Helena Wittman has a unique gift for crafting singular, richly sensorial cinematic experiences,” said Cinema Guild President Peter Kelly. “We’re thrilled to be bringing Human Flowers of Flesh to the big screen where North American audiences can fall under its spell.”

The deal was negotiated by Peter Kelly of Cinema Guild with Egle Cepaite of Shellac.

Cinema Guild is a premier distributor of world cinema, independent films and documentaries, whose upcoming releases include Hong Sangsoo’s The Novelist’s Film and Walk Up. Recent releases include Juan Pablo González’s Dos Estaciones, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher’s The Girl and the Spider and Payal Kapadia’s A Night of Knowing Nothing.

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