09 March 2009

Finally, a US date for Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman

After topping last year's IndieWire list of the best undistributed films of 2008 (the list no longer seems to be online after IndieWire revamped their site; nevermind, I found it), Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman [La mujer sin cabeza] has finally been picked up for US distribution by Strand Releasing. An 18 August date is set. In addition to The Headless Woman, the other titles Strand has lined up for the year include Downloading Nancy with Maria Bello and Jason Patric which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, Born in '68 [Nés en 68] from directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Côte d'Azur, The Adventures of Félix), Pablo Trapero's Lion's Den [Leonera] from last year's Cannes Film Festival and Max Färberböck's A Woman in Berlin which premiered at Toronto last fall.

Several other titles from IndieWire's Undistributed list have found homes in the US as well. Pablo Larrain's Tony Manero is at Lorber Films (which I believe is the new name for Koch Lorber) and Hong Sang-soo's Night and Day is at IFC, while Claire Denis' 35 Shots of Rum [35 rhums] makes its US premiere at the Rendez-vous with French Cinema and Albert Cerra's Birdsong [El cant dels ocells] screened in New York recently. You can check my review of The Headless Woman on my Best of 2008 post.

3 comments:

Hyde said...

lots of good news here. Thanks!

Joe said...

Absolutely! The Headless Woman should be spectacular on the big screen.

Blake Williams said...

my heart jumped when I saw the headline to this post, then I saw Strand as the distributor. Their DVDs of Syndromes and a Century and Tropical Malady left a lot to be desired, while I owned them. Luckily, superior British versions have surfaced, which I will probably have to rely on in this case, too. But, they don't seem to fuck up their theatrical screenings, at least, so I will look forward to August!