The Weinstein Co. Re-Releasing Indie Hit 'Sarah's Key'
Sarah's Key, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, is being re-released in 300 U.S. theaters on Nov. 4 in a move designed to pump up awards attention.
First opening on July 22 in a limited run, the critically acclaimed film has grossed over $7 million domestically, a strong showing for an independent drama.
"Audiences responded to Sarah's Key for its great story, its emotional impact and its historical importance; and the power of that word-of-mouth made it one of the most successful indie releases of the summer. We know there's an even bigger audience for the movie, and that's why we're re-releasing it now, in a wider pattern, and just in time for awards consideration," Weinstein Co. president of distribution Erik Lomis said.
Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's bestselling novel, Sarah's Key tells the story of an American journalist living in Paris whose research about the roundup of Jews in 1942 France turns her own world upside down. The book, with more than 30 million copies in print in the U.S., has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 138 weeks, and jumped back up to No. 2 upon the film's release.
The book has been published in 40 countries, while the movie has grossed $13.4 million overseas.
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Sarah's Key has been lauded by Holocaust survivors and the Anti-Defamation League.