IFC Films books 'The Housemaid'

Erotic thriller set for release early next year

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Im Sang-soo's erotic thriller "The Housemaid," which had its world premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

The distributor plans to screen the film at key fall film festivals and then release it early next year.
The story of a young maid who wrecks havoc within the household of a wealthy family, the film is a remake of Kim Ki-youn's 1960 classic of the same name which was recently restored by Martin Scorsese.

"We're extremely happy to find IFC as the North American home for our film," president of Mirovision and the film's producer Jason Chae said.  "We've always been impressed by IFC's passion for Korean landmark films and this is an honorable deal."
The deal was negotiated between IFC's Arianna Bocco and Jeff Deutchman and Mirovision's Chae and Erica Nam.