The Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival 2019 and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 was acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing.
Directed and written by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn and starring Tailfeathers, the personal drama explores two Indigenous women living very different lives who are briefly brought together by desperate circumstances.
ARRAY has acquired worldwide rights excluding Canada and will release the film this fall.
“Through emotional, passionate storytelling, The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open showcases the rarely portrayed lives, challenges and perspectives of Indigenous women,” said ARRAY President Tilane Jones. “This beauty of a film by two dynamic women filmmakers captivated everyone at ARRAY. We’re thrilled to share Elle-Máijá and Kathleen’s talents while unveiling THE BODY as our 25th acquisition.”
The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open marks the fourth acquisition of 2019 for ARRAY, which previously released critically acclaimed Ghanaian gem THE BURIAL OF KOJO by Samuel Bazawule, official Sundance Selection MERATA by documentarian Hepi Mita earlier this year. ARRAY’s most recent acquisition is the Tribeca Film Festival award-winner BURNING CANE by 19-year-old Phillip Youmans.