IFC Midnight acquires 1980s-set fairytale thriller American Fable

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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Having served as an intern on the Terrence Malick film THE TREE OF LIFE, Anne Hamilton has gone on to make her feature writing/directing debut with AMERICAN FABLE, a movie that is said to mix a Malick-esque visual style with dark fairytale elements that draw comparison to Guillermo del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH

That certainly sounds like something I would like to see, and thankfully it doesn't look like we'll have to wait long to see it, as distribution deals are starting to be made. The U.S. distribution rights to the film, which made its world premiere at SXSW in March, have been acquired by IFC Midnight, with plans in place to give it a winter 2017 release.

Starring Peyton Kennedy, Kip Pardue, Richard Schiff, Gavin Macintosh, Rusty Schwimmer, Zuleikha Robinson, and Marci Miller, AMERICAN FABLE is 

a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark, and sometimes magical world.

When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family's silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. 

The film was produced by Hamilton and Kishori Rajan, with Kevin Harrington executive producing.

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Source: THR

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