Thunderbird Releasing has acquired May el-Toukhy’s Sundance hit Queen Of Hearts for the UK and Ireland, with a Summer 2019 release planned.
Queen Of Hearts won Sundance’s audience award (world cinema dramatic) and the film also recently picked up Goteborg’s Dragon Award, which is the world’s most lucrative film award with a cash prize of $110,000.
El-Toukhy’s second feature stars Trine Dyrholm as a woman who embarks on a dangerous affair with her stepson (played by Swedish rising talent Gustav Lindh).
TrustNordisk handled sales on the title at this year’s European Film Market.
Other upcoming releases for the UK indie distributor include Cannes Competition title Burning, The Kindergarten Teacher and Vita & Virginia.
Thunderbird recently distributed Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters in the UK.