IFC, Kino pluck WWII pics

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Indie distributors IFC Films and Kino International have snapped up two upcoming Toronto International Film Festival titles with World War II themes.

IFC nabbed U.S. rights to Ole Christian Madsen's "Flame & Citron," which has its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, followed by a Toronto screening Sept. 6. The film, which will be released next year on VOD and in theaters day-and-date, is a fact-based Danish drama following two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Kino has picked up domestic rights to Israeli helmer Amos Gitai's "One Day You'll Understand," a Berlin International Film Festival premiere that has its North American debut Thursday in Toronto.

Jeanne Moreau stars in the French-language drama as a mother who refuses to speak with her son about her parents, both murdered at Auschwitz. The film, based on an autobiographical novel by Jerome Clement, starts its commercial run Oct. 31 in New York, followed by a platform rollout. (partialdiff)
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