Kino Lorber’s February VOD slate includes two acclaimed international indies, the Oscar-shortlisted Hive and Bruno Dumont’s France, starring Léa Seydoux.
Both films will be available to rent or own through all major digital retailers and on VOD platforms, including Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and Kino Now.
Up first is Hive, coming Feb. 1. The drama is based on the true story of Fahrije, who, like many women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. To provide for her struggling family, she unites the other widows to launch a business selling local food product. But their will to begin living independently is met with hostility: the men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty and the financial future of Fahrije’s family.
Hive was a triple award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, picking up the World Cinema Audience Award, a Directing Award, and a Grand Jury Prize.
Then, on Feb. 22, Kino Lorber will issue France, with an early premium VOD rental window beginning Feb. 8 on Kino Now only.
Set in contemporary Paris, France stars Seydoux as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar TV journalist juggling her studio show, reporting on a distant war, and the rush of family life. Her high-profile world is turned upside down after she injures a delivery man in a traffic accident, triggering a series of self-reckonings and a strange romance that proves impossible to shake.