Cannes: IFC Films Nabs Kristian Levring's Western 'The Salvation'
IFC Films has acquired North American rights from TrustNordisk to Kristian Levring's Western The Salvation.
Written by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen, the film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce and Douglas Henshall.
The movie made its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Out of Competition Midnight section.
Sisse Graum Jorgensen produced The Salvation, and Peter Aalbaek Jensen and Peter Garde executive produced.
Set in 1870s America, the film kicks off when a settler named Jon kills his family's murderer, which unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn into a vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws and cleanse the town's black heart.
"Kristian Levring has assembled an incredible cast and created a classic Western that keeps you on the edge of your seat," Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said. "We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to work again with Kristian and our friends at TrustNordisk on this stunning and stirring film."
Added TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis: "We are so happy to be working with IFC Films again and feel their enthusiasm and ambition for this great film. We can't wait to see the reactions from the American audiences."
The deal was negotiated between TrustNordisk's Susan Wendt and Sundance Selects/IFC Films' Arianna Bocco. TrustNordisk, which is handling international sales, already sold the film in Benelux (Wildbunch), Australia/New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), France (Chrysalis/Jour2Fete), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment) and Estonia (Estin Film).