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Fantastic Fest winner Coherence acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired US rights to James Byrkit’s COHERENCE. The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, where it won the Next Wave Best Screenplay award, and has since gone on to play the Sitges Film Festival (where it again took home the Best Screenplay prize) and the Philadelphia Film Festival.

The film will continue to play at festivals in the coming months on its way to a traditional theatrical release in 2014.

On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party become subject to a troubling chain of strange and puzzling goings-on. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.

About the acquisition, O-scope’s David Laub and Dan Berger said, “COHERENCE is an incredibly smart, incredibly original, and incredibly impressive debut. With hints of a low-budget sci-fi mindfuck like Primer, and a deep, engaging, and emotionally resonant take on interpersonal relationships channeling the depth of Woody Allen at his best, it’s without a doubt unlike anything we’ve seen previously.”

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