New acquisition - The Act of Killing

Today we are pleased to announce an all-rights UK distribution deal for Joshua Oppenheimer’s award-winning documentary The Act of Killing. This hotly anticipated film will be released to UK audiences in summer 2013.

“The Act of Killing is quickly establishing word-of-mouth as one of the must-see films of the year - it is surely one of the most provocative and important documentaries of recent years, and we are honoured to add the film to the Dogwoof catalogue and to have the opportunity to give it the widest exposure possible. It is truly one-of-a-kind.” Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof

“Cinephil is delighted to be working with Dogwoof to release The Act of Killing in the UK, we see great synergy between the spirit of the film and the spirit of the distributors – and we look forward to a passionate and creative journey.” Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil

Executive produced by Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer, Oppenheimer’s extraordinary film has garnered high praise from critics and audiences wherever it has screened. Dogwoof will support the release with a robust marketing, social media and PR strategy, along with its proven community engagement programme.

“The Act of Killing shakes viewers to their core, and it is essential that this impact leads to debate, to exposing impunity close to home, and to reflecting on how we may be closer to perpetrators than we like to admit. As the UK’s leading distributor of politically engaged nonfiction film, Dogwoof does an unparalleled job building public discussion around its films, and leading viewers to engage with them proactively. Dogwoof is therefore the ideal partner for the film’s UK release. The Act of Killing could not be in more passionate and committed hands.” Joshua Oppenheimer, Director