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Sundance Selects to Release Claire Denis' Cannes Drama 'Bastards'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 22, 2013 at 3:29PM

Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Claire Denis' "Bastards," starring Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni." The film, which world premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, will make its U.S. premiere next month at the New York Film Festival, following its North American one in Toronto. The company plans to release it October 25th.
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Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Claire Denis' "Bastards," starring Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni. The film, which world premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, will make its U.S. premiere next month at the New York Film Festival, following its North American one in Toronto. The company plans to release it October 25th.

"Claire Denis is a remarkable filmmaker who has once again created a powerful work of cinema," said Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films." "'Bastards' is a complex, thought-provoking addition to her already impressive body of work. We look forward to working with her again."

Here's the plot synopsis per Sundance Selects: "Bastards" follows Marco Silvestri, a captain on a container-ship who is called urgently back to Paris by his desperate sister Sandra. Sandra’s husband has committed suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter has gone adrift - and she holds powerful businessman Edouard Laporte responsible. Determined to exact a terrible revenge for the violence done to his family, Marco moves into the building where Laporte’s mistress Raphaelle lives; but he can’t avoid Sandra’s secret manipulations… or the fact that he is falling in love with Raphaelle.

This article is related to: Bastards, Claire Denis, Sundance Selects, IFC Films, Acquisitions, Cannes Film Festival