French writer-director Fabienne Berthaud’s “Sky” has been acquired by IFC for North American distribution two months after the drama’s world premiere at TIFF.
Diane Kruger (“The Bridge”) stars as Romy, a woman on vacation in the U.S. with her ill-tempered, heavy-drinking husband (Gilles Lellouche, “Families”). When an argument between the two escalates into a physical altercation with an unexpected outcome, Romy flees the scene and embarks on a solo road trip through the high desert. She meets a mysterious and emotionally vacant man (Norman Reedus, “The Walking Dead”) in a Vegas casino and, despite his protestations, the two enter into a quasi-relationship when she shows up in his desolate hometown unannounced.
“Sky” marks Berthaud’s first English language film since the release of 2009’s “Lily Sometimes,” which also starred Kruger.
“I had this dream to shoot in the U.S., in the Californian high desert, with my friend and muse Diane Kruger,” said Berthaud in an interview with Women and Hollywood. “I wanted to offer her a beautiful part in a film shot in English with American actors. My distinctive taste for freedom is also linked to the idea of traveling — traveling from home, traveling in the film and inside these human adventures.”
No word on a U.S. release date yet, but “Sky” will be released in France in March. Lena Dunham and Q’orianka Kilcher (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The New World”) co-star.