IFC Films announced today from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights from TrustNordisk to Kristian Levring’s Western THE SALVATION. The film, with a screenplay by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen, stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce and Douglas Henshall, and was produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen, and executive produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde. The film made its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Out of Competition Midnight section.
Set in 1870s America, the film kicks off when a settler named Jon kills his family’s murderer, which unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart.
President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said: “Kristian Levring has assembled an incredible cast and created a classic Western that keeps you on the edge of your seat. We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to work again with Kristian and our friends at TrustNordisk on this stunning and stirring film.“
“We are so happy to be working with IFC Films again and feel their enthusiasm and ambition for this great film. We can’t wait to see the reactions from the American audiences,” said Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.
The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, Head of Sales from TrustNordisk and Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films. TrustNordisk is handling all international sales. Previously announced deals on the film include Benelux (Wildbunch), Australia/New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), France (Chrysalis/Jour2Fete), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment) and Estonia (Estin Film).
IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
About IFC Films
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S.distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, TOUCHING THE VOID, GOMORRAH, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, IN THE LOOP, ANTICHRIST, WORDPLAY, CAIRO TIME, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, CARLOS, THE TRIP, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, FRANCES HA, THE CANYONS, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and CRYSTAL FAIRY. Upcoming IFC Films titles include Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater; and Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.