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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Where Do We Go Now?

Source: Sony Pictures Classics
September 28, 2011

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for another potential entry in the Best Foreign Language Film Category for the 2012 Academy Awards, as they announced today they will be releasing Nadine Labaki's Where Do We Go Now?, which won the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the recent 2011 Toronto International Film Festival as well as Best Europe Film at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Produced by Pathé International, the official plot synopsis for the movie from the director of Caramel is listed in the press release as:

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

There is no set release date for the film at this point in time, but you can read the full press release below:

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all US rights to Nadine Labaki’s WHERE DO WE GO NOW? from Pathé International. Produced by Anne-Dominque Toussaint of Les Films des Tournelles, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? won the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Best European Film at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival, and is Lebanon's entry in the Best Foreign Language Film Category for the 2012 Academy Awards.

The acquisition of WHERE DO WE GO NOW? continues a longstanding relationship between Sony Pictures Classics and Pathé International.

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

“Nadine Labacki has made a warm, human film that is both perfect for this moment in time and will satisfy audiences across the country. We couldn't be happier about distributing WHERE DO WE GO NOW? and to be working again with our good friends at Pathé International,” states Sony Pictures Classics.

“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!” adds Director Nadine Labacki.





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