IFC Films adds 'Father'

Acquires rights to Mia Hansen-Love's French drama

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer/director Mia Hansen-Love’s “Father of My Children” (La Pere de mes enfants).

Louis-Do de Lencquesaing stars as an embattled film producer struggling with suicidal despair.

The French drama won the Jury Special Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in May and is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival, where it will have its North American premiere.

IFC will release the film, produced by Philippe Martin, David Thion and Oliver Damian, in 2010 via its IFC in Theaters video-on-demand service the same day it opens theatrically.

The acquisition was negotiated by IFC’s Arianna Bocco and Films du Losange’s Agathe Valentin.