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Berlin: Content Nabs International Rights to Sundance Award-Winner 'Crystal Fairy,' Starring Michael Cera

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 6, 2013 at 11:55AM

Content has acquired international rights for "Crystal Fairy," Chilean director Sebastian Silva's slacker comedy starring Michael Cera that premiered opening night at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Sebastian Silva's "Crystal Fairy"
IFC Films Sebastian Silva's "Crystal Fairy"

Content has acquired international rights for "Crystal Fairy," Chilean director Sebastian Silva's slacker comedy starring Michael Cera that premiered opening night at the Sundance Film Festival.

Silva ("The Maid") won the Directing Award in the World Dramatic category for the film. Aside from Cera, it stars Gaby Hoffman ("Sleepless in Seattle," "Now and Then") and the Silva brothers, Juan, Jose and Augustin.

"Crystal Fairy" is produced by Pablo Larrain, who is currently up for a Foreign-Language Oscar for "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

IFC Films holds North American rights to the film. Our TOH! review roundup is here.

The Berlin International Film Festival runs February 7-17.

Official synopsis:

The film takes us to Chile where self-centered Jamie (Cera) and his friends set off on a wild road trip to experience the legendary hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus.  The earth loving, free spirited Crystal Fairy (Gabby Hoffman) joins the gang against Jamie's wishes, and the hilarious adventure of psychedelic soul searching begins.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.