US sales agent and distributor Juno Films has picked up North American rights to French director Lucile Hadžihalilović’s English-language debut, Earwig from Wild Bunch.
It will be distributed theatrically in the US from July 15, ahead of a digital release later in the year.
The body horror premiered at Toronto in 2021 and also won the special jury award at San Sebastian Film Festival.
Paul Hilton stars as a man employed by a figure known only as the ‘master’ to look after a young girl living in near solitary confinement, played by Romane Hemelaers, with teeth made of ice.
One day, he is unexpectedly told to prepare the child to leave. Alex Lawther and Romola Garai also star.
Backed by Film4 and the BFI, Earwig is a joint production between Jean des Forêts at Paris-based Petit Film, the UK’s Andy Starke under the Anti-Worlds banner, in co-production with Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts at Belgium’s Frakas Productions. Amelie Jacquis also produces.
Earwig opened theatrically in the UK on June 10 via Anti-Worlds Releasing.
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