The Keeper of Lost Causes, Bright Days Ahead, Concussion get release dates.

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Picturehouse Entertainment, the distribution wing of exhibition chain Picturehouse, has announced a 2014 slate including Concussion, The Keeper of Lost Causes and Bright Days Ahead.

Stacie Passon’s Sundance debut Concussion, picked up from Content Media, chronicles a middle-aged mother who begins a double life as an escort for female clients.

The Berlinale Teddy Award-winner is set for a May 16 release.

June 20 will see the release of Marion Vernoux’s French rom-com Bright Days Ahead, starring Fanny Ardant and Laurent Lafitte, was acquired from Le Pacte.

The film follows a former dentist in the midst of a late-life crisis finds comfort in the arms of a much younger man.

Mikkel Norgaard’s thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes, adapted from the first instalment of the best-selling Department Q novels by Jussi Alder-Olsen, is the story of a flawed police Inspector and his assistant’s investigation into the apparently dormant case of a disappeared female politician.

Set for an August 22 release, the film is already among Denmark’s highest-grossing releases of the year. The deal was done between Picturehouse and TrustNordisk.

These projects join previously announced Cannes hit Blue Ruin, which will be released first among the acquisitions on May 2.

Jeremy Saulnier’s US indie revenge-thriller was a buzz title in Cannes where it won the FIPRESCI prize. The film follows a beach bum who returns home to carry out an act of revenge after his quiet life is upended by terrible news.

Blue Ruin was acquired from Memento.

Previous titles on the Picturehouse slate include The Imposter, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and A Field in England.