By Erin Whitney | Indiewire February 4, 2013 at 3:59PM
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Sebastían Silva's "Crystal Fairy," which premiered at Sundance this year. The comedy starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffman won the Best Director Award in World Cinema at Sundance.
"Crystal Fairy" follows Jamie (Cera) a young American travelling in Chile as he and his friends trip out on a shamanistic drug called the San Pedro cactus. Jamie meets Crystal Fairy (Hoffman) along the way and invites her to join him and his friends, only to embark on a journey of more chaos.
"'Crystal Fairy' charmed our entire company as one of the most original and charming films of the festival," said Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. "In addition, we've been fans of Sebastían Silva's 'The Maid' and 'Old Cats' and are thrilled to finally be working with him on what we hope will be a great success."
Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films negotiated the deal for the film with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Films has also recently acquired rights to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," starring Steve Coogan and David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."
No release dates have been announced for "Crystal Fairy."