IFC Films has acquired North American rights to SIGHTSEERS, a British comedy by Ben Wheatley that had its world premiere earlier this week in the Directors Fortnight section at Cannes. Wheatley, the director of critically acclaimed films KILL LIST and DOWN TERRACE, also co-wrote the screenplay about a couple on an ill-fated van trip through the British Isles. Alice Lowe and Stem Oram star in the dark comedy. IFC Films and its sister companies Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight are strongly represented at Cannes by ON THE ROAD, Argentine director Walter Salles’ adaptation of the Jack Kerouac beat classic; BEYOND THE HILLS, the latest film from Romanian New Wave director Cristian Mungiu; the SXSW Film Festival prize winner GIMME THE LOOT by Adam Leon; and ROOM 237, director Rodney Ascher’s documentary look at the making of the Stanley Kubrick classic horror film THE SHINING.
SPOTLIGHT of the G.I. FILM FESTIVAL’S PITCHFEST winner Major Ret. FRANCES A. CHEEVER ……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you … Continue reading
This idyllic yet emotionally powerful international co-production between Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, follows the drama of a Lappish woman who gladly left her nomadic family behind, neglecting her origins in favor of the more intellectual and cosmopolitan life she envisioned … Continue reading
My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell, 2017) 2½ stars out of 4. As a big fan of writer Daphne du Maurier, I find it odd that I often find gothic screen romances less than compelling, since that is one of the … Continue reading
Graduation (“Bacalaureat“) (Cristian Mungiu, 2016) 4 out of 4 stars. The new film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) begins with a bang. Well, a crash, anyway, as a rock shatters the glass of … Continue reading