Sony Pictures Classics has secured worldwide distribution rights to Nathan Silver’s offbeat Jewish comedy Between the temples, who bowed at Sundance.

In the film, Jason Schwartzman plays Ben Gottlieb, a cantor who is in crisis after losing his voice and who falls in love with Carla Kessler, an adult bat mitzvah student (Carol Kane). However, the student happens to be his former elementary school music teacher.

According to the film’s synopsis, Ben and Carla become an odd couple in a comedy that explores the complexities of faith, connection and what it means to be a real human being. Between the temples The film is directed by Silver, who co-wrote the screenplay with C. Mason Wells.

Sony Pictures Classics said in a statement about the reboot: “With his distinctive and unique characters, Nathan has created a story full of biting wit and humor.” Between the temples, and remain tender throughout. Audiences around the world will find themselves in this funny, relatable and moving film.”

The distribution announcement comes before the film’s international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The ensemble cast includes Dolly de Leon, Caroline Aaron, Robert Smigel, Madeline Weinstein and Matthew Shear.

Between the temples is produced by Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page and Nate Kamiya for Ley Line Entertainment; Adam Kersh of Fusion Entertainment; and Taylor Hess. “We are thrilled to be working with Sony Pictures Classics on the release. “They truly understood Nathan’s unique vision and the spark he ignited on screen between Jason and Carol,” Headington said in his own statement.

Executive producer credits are shared by Schwartzman, Kane and Joshua Blum. The distribution agreement was negotiated between SPC, Anonymous Content and CAA Media Finance, with Stutz Law providing legal representation on behalf of the filmmakers.

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