IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Lee Haven Jones’s Welsh-language supernatural revenge horror and recent SXSW selection The Feast.
Jones’s feature directorial debut will open over Thanksgiving and centres on a wealthy family gathering in the Welsh mountains as local grandees plot a mining venture.
When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family’s beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives.
Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, and Julian Lewis Jones star alongside Sion Alun Davies, Steffan Cennydd, Rhodri Meilir, and Lisa Palfrey.
Roger Williams wrote the screenplay and produced.
The Feast was produced through Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Cinematic scheme, and funded by S4C, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) and Fields Park.
The film was produced in association with Melville Media Limited with support from Great Point Media.
IFC Films president Arianna Bocco said, “It’s hard to shake the sense of fear and apprehension that you feel while watching The Feast, a terrifying and twisted fable that will keep you on the very edge of your seat until the shocking, grand guignol-worthy finale. We’re so excited to work with Lee on his feature debut and can’t wait to share The Feast with horror audiences everywhere.”
Bocco and director of acquisitions Aijah Keith brokered the deal with Bankside Films representing the filmmakers.