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IFC Gets Matthew Barney’s “Drawing Restraint 9”

IFC Gets Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9"

IFC Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Matthew Barney‘s “Drawing Restraint 9,” starring the artist and Bjork. It debuted at the Venice Film Festival and is described by the company as follows: “A love story as only two such remarkable minds could conceive, the film stars the artist and his longtime partner Bjork as two occidental guests who board a Japanese whaling ship in Nagasaki Bay. The film has almost no dialogue but is marked by the fantastic theatricality that Barney fans expect. It includes a tanker truck filled with liquid petroleum jelly; a parade of animals; a tea ceremony in which Barney and Bjork wear costumes inspired by Shinto marriage rites; the creation of an ocean-like sculpture of petroleum jelly; Japanese pearl-diving girls; and a climax of alarming and fantastic transformations.” IFC will open the movie on March 29th at the IFC Center before taking it out to other cities. [Eugene Hernandez]

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