Bleecker Street has secured North American rights to Michel Franco’s recent Venice world premiere Sundown Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Iazua Larios.
Franco’s English-language follow-up to last year’s Venice selection New Order centres on a privileged family trip to Acapulco in Mexico that is disrupted by a distant emergency. The cast includes Henry Goodman, Samuel Bottomley and Albertine Kotting McMillan.
Franco, Cristina Velasco L. and Eréndira Núñez Larios served as producers. Executive producers include Roth and Lorenzo Vigas. Sundown is a Teorema production in co-production with Film I Väst, CommonGround Pictures and Luxbox.
Following its debut on the Lido the film went on to play Toronto, London, Busan and El Gouna, among others.
“Michel Franco’s film is an incisive look into the human psyche,” said Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen. “Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainbourg give such powerful performances you can’t take your eyes off the screen as their stories unfold.”
“I’m excited to partner with such a thoughtful distributor as Bleecker Street to bring Sundown to North American audiences,” said Franco. “Sundown was born out of important questions I was considering personally and I’m thrilled to see the conversations it will start.”
Bleecker Street’s Kent Sanderson, Miranda King and Avy Eschenasy negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. The distributor recently released awards contender Mass starring Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton and Reed Birney.