IFC Films picks up 'Cell 211'


IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Daniel Monzon's thriller "Cell 211," which will have its U.S. premiere Friday as the opening night film of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Spanish Cinema Now.

The film, which played the Venice and Toronto films festivals, stars Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Marta Etura and Carlos Bardem in the tale of a prison guard who is trapped on the wrong side of the bars.

IFC will release "Cell 211" next yer via its Festival Direct movies-on-demand platform which spotlights indie films that have screened at major film fests.

The deal was negotiated by Lizzie Nastro, IFC's director of acquisitions, and Nicolas Brigaud Robert, CEO of Films Distribution.