IFC picks up two more at N.Y. Fest


At the halfway mark of the New York Film Festival, IFC Entertainment has taken North American rights to two French entries: Claude Chabrol's thriller "A Girl Cut in Two" and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's comedy "Actresses."

"Cut in Two," loosely based on the 1906 murder of architect Stanford White by the husband of his mistress, follows a young weather reporter caught between the affections of her wealthy husband and the famous novelist whom she loves.

"Actresses," winner of the Un Certain Regard jury prize at the Festival de Cannes in May, stars writer-director Tedeschi as a stage actress obsessed with her new play and her director's assistant.

IFC will release each film via its day-and-date VOD/theatrical First Take program. The latest acquisitions bring IFC's total NYFF entries to six, including "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," "Paranoid Park," "Flight of the Red Balloon" and "The Last Mistress."

IFC vp acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco negotiated both deals with Wild Bunch's Carole Baraton.