EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has acquired North American rights to The Almond and the Seahorse, previous to the movie making its World Premiere on the Zurich Film Festival. The movie stars Rebel Wilson in her first dramatic position. Directed by BAFTA winner Celyn Jones (Six Minutes To Midnight) and BAFTA nominee Tom Stern, the movie additionally stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Trine Dyrholm, Meera Syal and Celyn Jones. Script is by Jones and playwright Kaite O’Reilly, based mostly on the play by the latter.

IFC Films will launch the movie in theaters and on demand December 16, 2022.

For Gwen (Dyrholm), it’s all the time 1999. The face within the mirror is unfamiliar and her accomplice, Toni (Gainsbourg), isn’t recognizable to her regardless of waking up collectively day-after-day. For Joe (Jones), his previous is coming undone and his accomplice, Sarah (Wilson), fears she shall be forgotten. A physician refuses to surrender on them, decided to not let all of them unravel. The result’s a humorous, poignant and shifting story which follows two {couples} the place one accomplice has survived Traumatic Brain Injury and the way it impacts their lives collectively.

Pic is produced by Andy Evans, Alex Ashworth and Sean Marley for Mad As Birds, and Alison Brister for REP Productions SF. The movie was financed by REP Productions SF alongside Head Gear, Picnik Entertainment, Creative Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales, with funding from the National Lottery. Executive producers embrace Laure Vaysse for Harcourt Capital, Bizzy Day and Pauline Burt for Ffilm Cymru Wales Phil Hunt, Compton Ross for Head Gear, Nicola Pearcey for Picnik Entertainment Ltd, with Stephen Kelliher and Yana Georgieva for Bankside Films and Eddie Izzard.

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Directors Celyn Jones and Tom Stern mentioned, “To have IFC Films as a accomplice is a stamp of high quality for us as their cinematic style and care is impeccable. We needed to make a movie the place the performances may take middle stage, underpinned by a novel and daring script a few topic that impacts many. It’s a recent, but acquainted story, with phenomenal performances about individuals who turn out to be damaged after which should put the items again collectively once more like a valuable vase.”

The deal for the movie was negotiated by IFC Acquisitions Manager Adam Koehler, with WME Independent and Bankside Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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