Picturehouse Entertainment has picked up UK-Ireland distribution rights to Gaspar Noe’s Cannes Premiere title Vortex from Wild Bunch.
Presented in a split-screen format, Votetx tells the story of an ageing couple in a Paris apartment. Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun and Alex Lutz star.
“I am head over heels in love with this film and its ambition and emotional heft,” said Clare Binns, joint managing director at Picturehouse Cinemas. ”This is what cinema is all about.”
Vortex is Noé’s seventh feature film; his highest-grossing title in the UK and Ireland is 2003’s Irreversible, which took £173,016 through Tartan Films.
Picturehouse has bolstered its slate across the last few months, with acquistions including Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II, Harry Wootliff’s True Things and Hanna Bergholm’s Hatching.