A24 is continuing its hot TIFF streak after acquiring John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and Patricia Rozema’s “Into the Forest” by joining with DirecTV to pick up Osgood Perkins’ directorial debut “February,” starring Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) and Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”).
The official synopsis reads: “Kat (Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton) are in different grades at a prestigious prep school for girls, where they are stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. Meanwhile, a haunted young woman, Joan (Roberts), makes a bloody pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward the school. As Joan gets closer, Kat is plagued by increasingly terrifying visions, and Rose can only look on in horror as her younger schoolmate becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.”
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend.