Intramovies has sold North American rights for Slovak director Tereza Nvotova’s folk horror Nightsiren to Breaking Glass Pictures.
Busch Media has also purchased rights for German-speaking European territories from Rome-based Intramovies.
Nightsiren, Tereza Nvotova’s second feature, was awarded a Golden Leopard for best film in the Filmmakers of the Present competition section at the 2022 Locarno Film Festival, and has also played at multiple festivals.
The Czech-Slovakian production tells the story of a young woman who returns to her native mountain village, searching for answers about her troubled childhood, but as she tries to uncover the truth, ancient legends begin to invade modern reality, leading the villagers to accuse her of witchcraft and murder.
Nightsiren was co-produced by RTVS (Radio and Television of Slovakia,) Slovakia’s Bfilm and Moloko Film from the Czech Republic.
It is directed by Tereza Nvotová, written by Nvotová alongside Barbora Namerova, and stars Natália Germáni, Eva Mores, and Juliana Olhová. The film is produced by Milos Lochman and executive produced by Karel Chvojka, Clara Levy, Georgia Poivre.
Breaking Glass Pictures acquired rights to the film in a deal negotiated between Rich Wolff, CEO, and Scott Motisko, VP of acquisitions, business development & sales, from Breaking Glass, and Manuela Tambascia, international sales manager at Intramovies.