12:00am PT by Jay A. Fernandez
IFC Midnight Takes Multiple Rights to 'Penumbra'
IFC Midnight has grabbed rights to directors Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano’s Penumbra in North America, Malaysia and Singapore. The deal was closed on the eve of the film’s world premiere Thursday at Fantastic Fest.
Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba and Berta Muniz star in the Argentina-set story of a lawyer who runs into mysterious trouble when she tries to rent out an apartment she's inherited on the day of a solar eclipse. The Boglianos wrote the screenplay, and Horacio and Esteban Mentasti and Alberto Trigo are executive producers.
"We've been big fans of Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano since we saw Cold Sweat," said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. "We're thrilled to be in business with them on Penumbra, which shows them only growing stronger as filmmakers. Cristina Bondo gives an amazing performance as the Boglianos slowly and expertly turn up the dread and tension in this thrilling film."
Sundance Selects/IFC Films exec Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with XYZ Films' Nate Bolotin on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Midnight has recently released The Human Centipede (First Sequence), Vengeance and Super. Upcoming films include Snowtown and The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence).