IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Tom Kalin's Savage Grace, which had its world premiere in Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year.

The film will be released theatrically and at the same time on video on demand cable platforms in the US as part of IFC First Take programme.

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne star in the film which was Kalin's first feature since Swoon in 1992. Based on the book by Natalie Robins and Steven ML Aronson, the film tells the true story of Barbara Daly, the wife of Brooks Baekeland, the heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune, and her bizarre relationship with her son Tony. Stephen Dillane and Hugh Dancy co-star.

Producers of the film are Monfort Productions, Killer Films and Celluloid Dreams in association with ATO Pictures, 120 dB Films, A Contraluz Films and Videntia Frames.

'We are thrilled to have acquired Tom Kalin's Savage Grace,' said IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring. 'Like his past work, Swoon, Savage Grace does not disappoint. It is beautifully directed film that perfectly captures an era and remains timeless. The filmmaking is impeccable and Julianne Moore is brilliant in a role of amazing depth. Eddie Redmayne is also a major new talent.'

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, vice president of acquisitions, and Betsy Rodgers, counsel, on behalf of IFC Entertainment with Chariotte Mickie when she was at Celluloid Dreams.

Savage Grace joins a list of IFC First Take titles including Justin Lin's Finishing The Game, Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Flight of the Red Balloon and Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days.