Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Toronto Audience Winner 'Where Do We Go Now?'
Nadine Labaki's film also is Lebanon's submission for the best foreign-language film Oscar.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S. rights to Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?, the winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the just-completed Toronto International Film Festival.
Lebanon’s submission for the best foreign-language film Oscar, Where is set in a remote village where the women conspire together to keep their husbands, sons and fathers from waging religious war with each other. It proved to be a real crowd-pleaser in Toronto, where previous audience awards have gone to such films as The King’s Speech, Precious and Slumdog Millionaire.
SPC acquired the film, produced by Anne-Dominque Toussaint of Les Films des Tournelles, from Pathe International.
To be added to this list of highly distinguished filmmakers supported by Sony Classics is an achievement in itself for me! I am proud and honored to say that I have become now part of the very prestigious Sony Classics family!,” Labaki said.
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