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Anton Yelchin May-December Romance '5 to 7' Goes to IFC Films

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 18, 2014 at 12:43PM

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to writer/director Victor Levin's debut film, "5 to 7," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to writer/director Victor Levin's debut film, the heartfelt romance "5 to 7," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival to mixed reviews. "Sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way," wrote The Hollywood Reporter. "Sappy and painfully jejune," wrote The Playlist

In "5 to 7," an aspiring young writer named Brian, played by Anton Yelchin ("Like Crazy") meets Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe), a French diplomat's wife, outside of the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.  The two begin a passionate May-December love affair, and Brian begins to yearn for more than just the hours of five to seven to spend with his new beloved. Frank Langella and Glenn Close also star as Brian's parents.

Levin, a TV and film writer, has worked as a co-executive producer on "Mad Men," as show runner of "Mad About You" (for which he shared a Golden Globe) and as a writer/producer on "The Larry Sanders Show."  His film work includes the screenplay to "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" 

This article is related to: Anton Yelchin, Frank Langella, Glenn Close, IFC Films


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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.