LORBER FILMS ANNOUNCES THE DVD RELEASE OF Korkoro (2011), A FILM BY TONY GATLIF
A magnificent paean to the mad ecstasy of freedom...[Gatlif's] depiction of the 'gypsy soul' has never been more visceral. - Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Even as it stands as a cinematic monument to mass suffering, Korkoro can't help but swing, strum and celebrate life for as long as it lasts. - Eric Hynes, Time Out (New York)
...tension and a minute-by-minute poignancy. - Rachel Saltz, The New York Times
New York, NY - May 2, 2011 - Lorber Films is proud to announce the DVD release of Tony Gatlif's Korkoro (2011). This acclaimed film, which was an Official Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival, arrives on DVD priced at $29.95. It is available for prebook on May 17, 2011, and the street date is June 14, 2011.
In this passionate WWII drama, a tightly-knit family of Gypsies journeys through occupied France, trying to avoid the violent Vichy patrols. Directed with wit and vigor by Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom), Korkoro unearths the hidden story of the Romany people's joys and struggles during the war.
Along the way a young French orphan named Claude (Mathias Laliberté) joins their ranks, and is initiated into their culture. Under the tutelage of acrobatic wild man Taloche (James Thiérrée), Claude learns to love his adoptive family. As the Vichy government passes a law restricting their movement, they avoid capture with the help of a local mayor and schoolteacher, who also have ties to the Resistance. But the longer they avoid arrest, the more dangerous their lives become.
With free-spirited humor and soaring emotion, Korkoro is a revelatory movie about a little known chapter in WWII history. The phenomenal performances, especially Thiérrée's intensely physical efforts, truly make history come alive.
Director: Tony Gatlif
Prebook date: May 17, 2011
Street date: June 14, 2011
France / 2011 / 111 mins. / Color / Not Rated / 2.35:1 (16x9) / French w/English subtitles
About Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber is the newly formed company that combines the resources, staffs and libraries of Lorber Films, Alive Mind and Kino International, bringing together industry pioneers Richard Lorber and Donald Krim to create a new leader in independent film distribution.
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News Editor May 9, 2011, 8:55 am