AFM: Kino Lorber Takes Norwegian Oscar Contender '1001 Grams'

1001 Grams
Courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival

Bent Hamer directed the drama, which focuses on a workaholic scientist who is forced to question her priorities

Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to 1001 Grams, the Norwegian drama from acclaimed helmer Bent Hamer, which is Norway's official entry for the 2015 foreign language Oscar. The indie distributor is planning a limited theatrical bow for the film early in 2015, followed by a VOD release later in the year.

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1001 Grams, which premiered in Toronto, stars Ane Dahl Torp as a divorced, work-obsessed scientist devoted to a life of precision and solitude, who is forced to question her priorities when she takes her ill father's place at a seminar in Paris. Similar to Hamer's other features, such as O'Horten and Kitchen Stories, 1001 Grams tells its story with the director's typical deadpan humor.

Kino Lorber specializes in such niche foreign-language fare. The New York-based distributor's recent acquisitions include Jean-Luc Godard's 3D art film Goodbye to Language and Vanessa Lapa's German documentary The Decent One, about the inner life of SS leader Heinrich Himmler.

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