The Dutch slasher film receives its North American premiere tonight [21] in the Cinemania programme at Tribeca and reimagines Father Christmas as a serial killer of children.

IFC brokered the deal with XYZ Films in an agreement that includes a theatrical component.

Dick Maasw wrote and directed and produced with Tom de Mol. Huub Stapel, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Bert Luppes and Escha Tanihatu star.

Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said Saint was “truly unlike anything we’ve seen before.”

XYZ Films is also representing North American rights at Tribeca on The Last Rites Of Joe May and Beyond The Black Rainbow and US rights on documentary The Swell Season.