Cannes: Music Box Takes 'Censored Voices' for U.S.

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival
'Censored Voices'

The Israeli documentary features a series of interviews with Israeli soldiers one week after the Six-Day War in 1967.

Music Box has picked up US rights for Israeli documentary Censored Voices.

Mor Loushy's feature doc, which premiered in Sundance, features interviews with Israeli soldiers shot in 1967, a week after the Six-Day War. A group of young kibbutzinks, led by renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira, recorded the interviews with the soldiers as they were returning from the battlefield.

The Israeli army censored the original recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be released. Natalie Portman's directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, based on Amos Oz's memoir, will debut in Cannes on Friday, May 15.

British group Dogwoof, which is handling international sales for the film in Cannes, also closed a series of territorial deals for Censored Voices, including with Films Distributor in France, BlueIce Docs in Canada and JIFF for Australia and New Zealand. Dogwoof will release the film themselves in the U.K. 

Censored Voices made its Israeli premiere last weekend at Tel Aviv's DocAviv festival. A general release in Jerusalem is planned for June.