By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire May 21, 2014 at 10:06AM
IFC Films announced today from the Cannes Film Festival that the company has acquired all North American rights to Kristian Levring's Western "The Salvation."
Set in 1870s America, the story begins when 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.
"The Salvation" was produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen, and executive produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Out of Competition Midnight section. The rights were acquired from Danish company TrustNordick and the deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, Head of Sales from TrustNordisk and Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films.