A-Z FILMS presents Sarah’s Key, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, and starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Aidan Quinn opens in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver

 

Following its critical acclaim at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and a brand new edit, Sarah’s Key, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, will open in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver beginning July 29. In the U.S., Weinstein Co., opens the film beginning July 22.

 

A-Z Films presents

SARAH’S KEY

Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn, Niels Arestrup

Country: France

Year: 2011

Language: French, English

Producer: Stéphane Marsil

Screenplay: Serge Joncour, Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Runtime: 102

Format: 35mm/DCP

Following its critical acclaim at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and a brand new edit, Sarah’s Key, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, will open in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver beginning  July 29. In the U.S., Weinstein Co., opens the film beginning July 22.

Opening in Canada:

July 29 – Montreal

August 12 – Toronto **TBC**

August 19 – Ottawa

August 26 – Vancouver

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s book Elle s’appelait Sarah (spent many weeks on the New York Times best seller list and sold well over 2 million copies worldwide) it follows the story of an American journalist in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) researching  an article about the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup  in 1942 in  France.  She stumbles across a story about a 10-year old Jewish girl named Sarah, who in ‘42 was  taken  along with  her  parents,  by  the  French  police who went  door‐to‐door in the middle  of  the  night  arresting  Jewish  families.  Desperate  to  protect  her  younger  brother,  Sarah  locks  him  in  a  bedroom  cupboard  –  their  secret  hiding  place  –  and  promises  to  come  back  for him  as  soon  as  they  are  released.  More  than  sixty  years  later,  Julia  stumbles  on  the  terrible secret that  the  home  Sarah’s  family  was  forced  to  leave  is  about  to  become  her  own.   Julia comes across a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah and changes the way she sees the world.

Sarah’s Key is  directed  by  Gilles  Paquet-Brenner.  Written by Serge Joncour and Gilles Paquet‐Brenner.  The film also stars, Mélusine Mayance,   Frédéric  Pierrot,  Michel  Duchaussoy,  Dominique  Frot,  Gisèle  Casadesus,  and  Natasha  Mashkevich.

About A-Z Films

President Antoine Zeind has worked in all facets of the motion picture industry, as exhibitor/booker to  production and distribution. He opened A-Z Films in 1998, where the company both produces and distributes feature-length motion pictures, as well as distributes DVD’s and broadcasts its features on Canadian television. A-Z Films purchases the rights to distribute foreign films from such countries as France, the United Kingdom, India, Italy, Denmark, and the USA, to the Canadian market; and A-Z Films is also the exclusive distributor in Canada of U.S. distributor Outsider Pictures.

Reviews:

“A heartbreaking, wonderfully acted and superbly dramatized drama.

Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

“Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel uses the atrocity as a treatise on personal survival and new beginnings that is eloquently delivered by star Kristin Scott Thomas.
Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

“Awash in alternating wonderful, horrifying and tear-inducing moments, Sarah’s Key delivers.”
Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International

*WINNER – Tokyo Film Festival Audience Award!