Sundance Selects Picks Up Claire Denis' NYFF Selection 'Bastards'

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by Anne Thompson
August 22, 2013 3:32 PM
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Claire Denis, director of 'Bastards'

Sundance Selects/IFC Films is acquiring US rights to Claire Denis’ 'Bastards,' which debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and will play the Toronto and New York film festivals.

Written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau, the film stars Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni and Michel Subor, and was produced by Alcatraz Films and Wild Bunch. Sundance Selects is planning an October 25th release. 

Here's the synopsis:

BASTARDS follows Marco Silvestri, a captain on a container-ship who is called urgently back to Paris by his desperate sister Sandra. Sandra’s husband has committed suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter has gone adrift - and she holds powerful businessman Edouard Laporte responsible. Determined to exact a terrible revenge for the violence done to his family, Marco moves into the building where Laporte’s mistress Raphaelle lives; but he can’t avoid Sandra’s secret manipulations… or the fact that he is falling in love with Raphaelle.

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