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HBO Documentary Films acquires Sundance award winner “All That Breathes”

All That Breathes, the grand jury prize winner in the world cinema documentary competition at the 2022 edition of Sundance, has been acquired by HBO Documentary Films. The film, from director ...
May 20, 2022

All That Breathes, the grand jury prize winner in the world cinema documentary competition at the 2022 edition of Sundance, has been acquired by HBO Documentary Films.

The film, from director Shaunak Sen (Cities of Sleep), follows “the kite brothers,” two brothers who run a New Delhi bird hospital dedicated to saving injured black kites. Their work is framed within the context of environmental pollution and civic unrest within the city.

Submarine Deluxe, the theatrical distribution arm of Submarine Entertainment, and Sideshow will take the film on an art-house theatrical run across the U.S. in the fall, with a festival rollout also planned before it makes its broadcast and streaming debuts via HBO and HBO Max in 2023.

Submarine negotiated with HBO Documentary Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The doc is a a Kiterabbit Films and Rise Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.

In a statement, Submarine’s Dan Braun called All That Breathes “one of the great discoveries of the year” and director Shaunak Sen “a major voice in cinema today,” while Sen said of the acquisition: “Most of us in the crew in India have grown up associating the unmistakable white noise of the HBO logo with high-quality cinematic programming.”

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