French sales company Le Pacte has sold Francois Ozon’s drama The Refuge (Le Refuge) to Karma Films for distribution in Spain and to Distribution Company for Argentina following screenings at Toronto and San Sebastian.
The film stars Isabell Carre as a drug addict who discovers she is pregnant after her boyfriend dies from an overdose. It follows her as she moves to the French coast to live with her boyfriend’s gay brother Paul, played by Louis-Ronan Choisy.
The Refuge, produced by Eurowide Film Production, FOZ and France 2 Cinema, had its world premiere in the Masters section at Toronto followed by a European premiere in competition at San Sebastian, where it picked up the Special Jury Prize.
It is Ozon’s second film this year following Ricky, a dark story about a baby that sprouts wings.