IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Liza Johnson‘s “Hateship Loveship.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed and the company did not reveal its release plans.
Based on a short story by Alice Munro, the film scored respectable reviews when it premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, with many critics praising Kristen Wiig‘s muted turn as a shy caregiver.
“We were floored by Kristen Wiig‘s extraordinary performance in ‘Hateship Loveship,’ as well as the strong ensemble cast of outstanding actors,” Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said. “This film is a touching examination of family dynamics and we think US audiences are going to relate both to the film and to Kristen’s brilliant character.”