Italian distributor Satine Films has acquired “The Ardennes,” the debut film from Flemish director Robin Pront, ahead of its world premiere at TIFF.
From what we’ve seen so far, the film is a grim and stylish retelling of the Cain and Abel story, in which one brother’s insistence on living a life of drugs and crime after being released from prison clashes with the other brother’s attempts at living a reformed life.
“The Ardennes” was produced by Bart Van Langendonck (who produced the Academy Award nominated “Bullhead”) and written by Pront and Jeroen Perceval, who also stars in the film. Like “Bullhead,” the film is stylistically dark but crisp and artfully shot, creating an atmosphere as macabre as it is beautiful.
Attraction Distribution, the film’s worldwide sales agent, has stated that they expect distributors in other major territories to acquire the film following its premiere at TIFF.