IFC Films has acquired US rights to Tales From The Golden Age in advance of its world premiere in Un Certain
Regard later this week.
The deal reunites IFC with Cristian Mungiu, the 2007 Palme d’Or winning director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days, and the company said it planned to release the film in 2010.
Tales From The Golden Age is a collection of Romanian urban legend from the communist era, written by Mungiu and collectively directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu and Mungiu.
IFC’s Arianna Bocco negotiated the sale with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch.
“After 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 days and before my next auteur film, I wanted to offer the Romanian and foreign audiences a comedy,” Mungiu said. “Tales From The Golden Age, an episodic and collective film, brings together five members of the same generation, who enjoyed restoring, re-using and re-conditioning their own memories from the times of their sleepless nights at parties, endless food cues and VCR get-togethers.”
IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said: “Though quite different in tone, we think this is going to be a great follow-up to our success with 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days.”