The distribution unit of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has picked up all North American rights to the 2012 Golden Lion winning film, it was announced today. The first Korean movie to ever win the top prize at the Venice International Film Festival, Pietà profiles the relationship between a loan shark and the woman who claims to be his long-lost mother. The Kim Ki-Duk-directed film is also South Korea’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2013 Academy Awards. Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Youngjoo Suh of Finecut on behalf of the film’s producers negotiated the Pietà deal. Drafthouse plans a limited theatrical release as well as a multi-platform VOD release for 2013.

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