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IFC Midnight Takes US and UK Rights to 'As Luck Would Have It'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 25, 2012 at 2:31PM

IFC Midnight acquired all US and UK rights to director Alex De La Iglesia’s "As Luck Would Have it." The film world premiered at a special screening at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It will premiere in North America at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight Section.
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As Luck Would Have It

IFC Midnight acquired all US and UK rights to director Alex De La Iglesia’s "As Luck Would Have it."  The film world premiered at a special screening at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It will premiere in North America in the Spotlight Section at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

"As Luck Would Have It" stars Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanco Portillo, and Fernando Tejero.  It follows Roberto (Jose Mota), an unemployed and broke advertising executive, turned down by every agency he applies to. In an inescapable rut, it takes a terrible and dramatic accident to change his life and mindset. Salma Hayek plays his loving wife, Luisa, in "the film's best performance."

This article is related to: Alex de la Iglesia, Álex de la Iglesia, Salma Hayek, IFC Midnight, Berlin International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Festivals


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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.