20 May 2009
Antichrist Comes to America
Not to be outdone with its Cannes acquisitions, IFC has picked up Lars Von Trier's hot potato Antichrist for US release. The cut will be the same as the one which screened a few days ago, though no date has been mentioned. IFC previously released Von Trier's The Boss of It All and Manderlay. The studio also picked up the more crowd-pleasing Looking for Eric, from director Ken Loach, bringing their total count to 4, which is 2 ahead of their biggest competetor Sony Pictures Classics. In non-Cannes news, IFC also announced it snagged François Ozon's Ricky for a 2010 release.