Music Box Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to David Ruehm’s vampire comedy, “Therapy For A Vampire.” The movie, starring Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan and Dominic Oley, screened in Montreal at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Feature.
The official snyopsis reads: “Vienna, early 1930s. One fine evening, Sigmund Freud has a new patient on his couch – a mysterious count who can no longer bear the ‘eternally long’ relationship with his wife. The vain countess incessantly complains about not being able to look at herself in a mirror, the count tells the professor. Unaware of the fact that the count and his wife are vampires, Freud introduces his mysterious patient to a young painter, Viktor, who paints portraits that express more than a mirror ever could. While visiting the painter, the count takes an instant shine to Viktor’s girlfriend Lucy – more so than Viktor and the countess would like.”
“Just when you might have thought fresh comic takes on vampirism weren’t possible, along comes films like ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and now the very different ‘Therapy For A Vampire,’ to prove otherwise,” Music Box Films’ Ed Arentz. “In this case, a highly stylized Vienna in the 1930’s feels like the perfect backdrop for what is really a droll relationship comedy and we expect U.S. genre fans and art house audiences to be as delighted with it as festival audiences have been around the world.”
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Music Box Films will release the film in spring 2016.