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

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by Beth Hanna
February 6, 2013 11:55 AM
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Sebastian Silva's "Crystal Fairy" IFC Films

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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