By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 7, 2012 at 12:17PM
Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Sergei Loznitsa’s “In the Fog” at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had an industry screening Friday. The specialty distributor plans a spring release for the film, which had its world premiere in competition at Cannes in May.
Vladmir Svirski and Vlad Abashin star in a story of three men locked in moral conflict deep in a forest during World War II. Heino Deckert produced the feature, which will have its first public TIFF screening Wednesday, September 12.
“The Match Factory has such an eye for quality auteur projects that we’re thrilled to be adding Mr. Loznitsa’s film to our roster,” said Strand co-president Marcus Hu.
Strand co-president Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal with Brigitte Suarez of the Match Factory.
Strand has recently released “Unforgivable,” “My Worst Nightmare” and “Oslo August 31st.”