“A Real Pain” Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin Lands Worldwide Theatrical Release

PARK CITY, UTAH – “A Real Pain,” a film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin, has recently secured a distribution deal with Searchlight Pictures. The film, set for a theatrical release later this year, will be available worldwide.

“A Real Pain” tells the story of two cousins who embark on a Holocaust tour in their grandmother’s native Poland. The film, which also features Jennifer Grey and Will Sharpe, received critical acclaim when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition. Eisenberg, known for his acting roles, took on the role of director for the second time, impressing audiences with his poignant storytelling.

Reviewer David Rooney praised the film’s ability to tackle the painful history of the Holocaust while allowing viewers from different backgrounds to connect with its themes. Despite the difficult subject matter, “A Real Pain” manages to provide subtle access points for audiences, demonstrating Eisenberg’s maturity and emotional acuity as a filmmaker.

Eisenberg himself spoke about the personal inspiration behind the film, explaining his interest in Poland and his family’s connection to the country. Growing up, he heard conflicting stories about Polish-Jewish relations, but through his family’s experiences, he found a different perspective that he wanted to explore.

The production of “A Real Pain” involved several notable industry figures, including producers Dave McCary, Emma Stone, and Ali Herting, as well as Ewa Puszczynska and Jennifer Semler. Ryan Heller of Topic Studios, Jennifer Westin, Michael Bloom, and Kevin Kelly served as executive producers. The distribution deal was negotiated by WME Independent and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

With its powerful storytelling and talented cast, “A Real Pain” has quickly become a highly anticipated film. Audiences around the world can look forward to its release, as it offers a unique and thought-provoking exploration of history and personal connections.