Toronto Deals: ‘In The Fog’ Acquired For U.S. Distribution By Strand

Strand Releasing has taken all U.S. rights to Sergei Loznitsa’s “In the Fog” the company announced in Toronto on Friday

Strand Releasing has taken U.S. rights to Sergei Loznitsa’s “In the Fog,” the company announced in Toronto on Friday.

The specialty distributor plans a spring release for the film, which premiered in competition at Cannes in May and is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“In The Fog," which follows three men locked in moral conflict deep in a forest during World War  II, was the recipient of the FIPRESCI prize in Cannes.

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“We’re thrilled to be adding Mr. Loznitsa’s film to our roster,” said Strand co-president Marcus Hu.

Strand co-president Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal with Brigitte Suarez of the Match Factory.

The company has recently released “Unforgivable,” “My Worst Nightmare” and “Oslo August 31st.”