IFC not afraid of the 'Dark'


IFC has acquired the North American rights to the French animated film "Fear(s) of the Dark."

Directed by Blutch (Christian Hincker), Marie Caillou, Pierre DiSciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire and Charles Burns, the black-and-white film presents the stylized interpretations of nightmares from six graphic artists and cartoonists.

Valerie Schermann and Chrisophe Jankovic of Prima Lenea Prods. produced the film, which will make its U.S. premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema on Saturday.

"Dark," which currently has no release date, premiered at the RomaCinemaFest and later screened at Sundance.