IFC Films works with 'Police'

Acquired rights to Corneliu Porumboiu's pic

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu's "Police, Adjective," the tale of a police officer who has a crisis of faith. The film will be Romania's entry for the 2009 foreign-language Oscar.

"Police" stars Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Ion Stoica and Irina Saulescu and will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by its U.S. bow at the New York Film Festival.

IFC has established an affinity with Romanian cinema, having distributed Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and recently picked up that director's "Tales From The Golden Age."

The deal for "Police" was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, IFC Films vp of acquisitions with Pape Boye of Coach 14. The movie will be released via the company's IFC in Theaters platform, which offers video-on-demand titles on the same day as their theatrical release.