IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Fabienne Berthaud’s first English-language film, “Sky,” a romantic drama starring Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, the company announced Monday.
“Sky” tells the story of a woman’s lifelong wandering that turns into an intimate reawakening in foreign lands. The film co-stars Gilles Lellouche and Q’orianka Kilcher, and also features Lena Dunham and Joshua Jackson.
Romy (Kruger) is on holiday in the U.S. with her French husband (Lellouche), but the journey quickly turns into a settling of old scores for this worn-out couple. After a major fight, Romy decides to break free and cuts off her ties to a stable and secure life that has become alienating, and escapes to the unknown.
Drifting through a noisy Las Vegas to the wondrous high desert, Romy goes on with her solitary journey before crossing paths with Diego (Reedus), a charismatic yet solitary man with whom she’ll share an inconceivable but pure love.
“Sky” was produced by Gabrielle Dumon and Bertrand Faivre and co-produced by Pandora and Wamonos Films, in association with OCS & Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The Bureau Sales is handles international sales, though two territories are already accounted for. The film will open in France in March 2016 before opening in Germany.
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal.