Titus Kaphar's Directorial Debut 'Exhibiting Forgiveness' Unveiled at Cannes

Film Constellation releases exclusive clip from Titus Kaphar's drama "Exhibiting Forgiveness" ahead of Cannes screening. The film, acquired by Roadside Attractions, is set for Fall theatrical release and awards season contention.

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Titus Kaphar's Directorial Debut 'Exhibiting Forgiveness' Unveiled at Cannes

Titus Kaphar's Directorial Debut 'Exhibiting Forgiveness' Unveiled at Cannes

Film Constellation has released an exclusive clip from Titus Kaphar's drama "Exhibiting Forgiveness" ahead of its screening for buyers at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The film, which premiered at Sundance in January to glowing reviews, has been acquired by Roadside Attractions for North American distribution, with a theatrical release planned for the Fall awards season.

drama, forgiveness marks the directorial debut of visual artist Titus Kaphar, who wrote the semi-autobiographical script based on his relationship with his father. The film tells the story of an artist whose path to success is derailed by an unexpected visit from his estranged father, a troubled man desperate to reconcile. "Together, they learn that forgetting may be harder than forgiving," the film's synopsis reveals.

The film boasts an impressive cast, starring André Holland ("Moonlight," "Passing"), Andra Day ("The United States vs. Billie Holiday," upcoming Lee Daniels' "The Deliverance"), John Earl Jelks ("Night Comes On," "True Detective"), and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor ("Origin," "The Color Purple," "King Richard").

Kaphar, a winner of the 2018 McArthur Genius Award, is an acclaimed visual artist whose work is held in prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMa, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His 2022 documentary short "Shut Up and Paint" was shortlisted by the Academy Awards for best short documentary.

"Exhibiting Forgiveness" is a production of A Hunting Lane Films, Homegrown Pictures, Shade Pictures, and Revolution Ready. The film was produced by Stephanie Allain ("Dear White People"), Derek Cianfrance ("Sound of Metal"), Jamie Patricof ("Blue Valentine," "Captain Fantastic"), Sean Cotton, and Kaphar. The creative team includes cinematographer Lachlan Milne ("Minari," "The Inspection," "Love and Monsters"), editor Ron Patane ("A Most Violent Year," "Triple Frontier"), and composer Jherek Bischoff.

With its Cannes screening and Fall theatrical release, "Exhibiting Forgiveness" is poised to be a major contender in the upcoming awards season. The film's powerful themes of forgiveness and reconciliation, coupled with Kaphar's unique artistic vision and the stellar cast, make it a compelling and timely drama that is sure to resonate with audiences and critics alike.

Key Takeaways

  • Film Constellation releases exclusive clip from "Exhibiting Forgiveness" ahead of Cannes screening.
  • Roadside Attractions acquires North American distribution rights for Fall theatrical release.
  • Film marks directorial debut of visual artist Titus Kaphar, based on his relationship with his father.
  • Impressive cast includes André Holland, Andra Day, John Earl Jelks, and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor.
  • Film explores powerful themes of forgiveness and reconciliation, poised for awards season contention.