By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 6, 2014 at 4:46AM
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all US and Latin American rights to Berlin competition title "Aloft."
The film -- written and directed by Claudia Llosa -- tells the story of a struggling mother, Nana Kunning (Jennifer Connelly) and her evolution to becoming a renowned artist and healer. When a young journalist, Jannia (Melanie Laurent) tracks down Nana's son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) 20 years after she abandoned him, Jannia sets in motion an encounter between the two that will bring the very meaning of their lives into question.
It is Llosa's first English Language film. Her last film, "Milk of Sorrow," won the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.
The deal was negotiated between Executive Producer Mark Johnson, Dreamcatchers' Marina Fuentes and SPC.
"I speak in the name of the whole team of the film when I say that we are static that the SPC team will de distributing this film in US and Latin America. We couldn't have a better partner to take this film to the public" said Fuentes
"Since seeing 'Milk of Sorrow,' we've been admirers of Claudia Llosa, so it is our pleasure to bring her first English Language film to audiences throughout the Americas, as well as, to be partnering with such a strong team of producers and our old friends at Dreamcatchers," said Sony Pictures Classics.