BFI Distribution has secured UK and Ireland rights to Mark Jenkin’s psychological horror and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight premiere Enys Men.
Enys Men is Jenkin’s follow-up to his Bafta-winning debut Bait – also released by BFI Distribution.
UK-based sales agent Protagonist Pictures represents worldwide rights. Neon acquired North American rights earlier this week.
The title is set on a remote island in 1973, where a wildlife volunteer finds her reality stars spiralling into a nightmare. The cast is led by Bait stars Mary Woodvine and Edward Rowe.
It is produced by Denzil Monk for Bosena and co-financed by Film4.
BFI head of distribution Julie Pearce said: “Mark Jenkin is one of the most original, intriguing and exciting filmmakers working in the UK today. The BFI is proud to continue our relationship with this extraordinary Cornish storyteller.”
Protagonist Chief Commercial Officer George Hamilton added: “The BFI share our commitment to championing exciting new voices, so we know Enys Men is in the best hands possible.”
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