IFC Gets Resnais and Honore's Latest for First Take Slate
IFC First Take is planning a mid-April release for Alain Resnais' comedy "Private Fears in Public Places" and has also acquired Christophe Honore's "Dans Paris" for a summer release, according to the company. In making the acquisition annoucement IFC noted that it has released more than 50 films via the day and date program.
"Private Fears," winner of the Silver Lion for best director in Venice, was produced by Bruno Pesery and executive produced by Julie Salvador. It also screened at the Toronto and New York film festivals and is a Soudaine Compagnie, Arena Films, France 2 Cinema (France)/BIM Films (Italy) co-production, in association with Banque Populaire Images 6.
"Dans Paris," starring Romain Duris and Louis Garrel, debuted last year in Cannes and also screened at the . It was produced by Paulo Branco and is a Gemini Films production.
"We're excited to reload our day and date slate with two specialized films that will further substantiate IFC First Take/IFC in Theatres as the premiere distribution platform for acclaimed foreign language films in the U.S.," said IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring in a statement. "French cinema maintains a large following in America and we are proud to have two of the finest recent productions in next quarter's slate." [Eugene Hernandez]