IFC picks up Dumont's 'Hadewijch'

Film won FIPRESCI Critics Prize in Toronto

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Bruno Dumont's "Hadewijch." The film, which stars Julie Sokolmowksi as a religious extremist, will have its U.S. premiere Sunday at the New York Film Festival.

The film was produced by Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Brehat, Muriel Merlin and Dirk Wilutsky.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere, it won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize.

IFC will release "Hadewijch" next year via its IFC in Theaters platform which offers movies as VOD offerings the same day they premiere in theaters.
The deal was negotiated by Lizzie Nastro on behalf of IFC with Yoann Ubermulhin of Pyramide International.